Louisiana’s congressional delegation has pressed federal authorities for aid to South Louisiana communities stricken by the historic flooding of last week — as they should. But, as the LA Times and other media have pointed out, three members of the delegation voted against relief and recovery aid in 2012 for the Eastern Seaboard victims of Superstorm Sandy, making the pleas for aid by U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise and John Fleming and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (who was also a representative in 2012) a potentially tougher sell to their colleagues on Capitol Hill.
And as The Times notes:
Fleming, Scalise and Cassidy, by the way, are also climate change deniers, a sign that they’re unable to process evidence in front of their own eyes. Fleming has claimed that evidence of climate change is the product of a “radical environmental agenda.” Scalise has griped that it’s an effort by radicals “to prop up wave after wave of job-killing regulations that are leading to skyrocketing food and energy costs.” Cassidy in 2014 claimed that global temperatures had not risen in 15 years, which happened to be untrue. Remarkably, both Fleming and Cassidy are medical doctors.
Read it here.
The Advocate probed a similar theme.