Can GOP Senators be this dumb on climate?

According to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority leader, the answer is yes:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he will allow the Senate to vote on an amendment asking if they agree that climate change is impacting the planet.

At his weekly press briefing, McConnell said "nobody is blocking any amendments" to legislation that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

That's according to The Hill.
Yours truly is skeptical the Republican party will go actually go ahead and embarrass themselves so completely in an era when even a majority of Republicans believe that climate change is happening.
Can they be as politically idiotic as they are scientifically block-headed?
Well, maybe. 
Give Bernie Sanders some credit for holding their feet to the fire. Here's his amendment, with which he intends to force Republican Senators to deny climate change in front of all the world to see.
Greg Sargent reports for the Washington Post:

"Sanders’ office sends over the text of the amendment. It reads:

It is the sense of Congress that Congress is in agreement with the opinion of virtually the entire worldwide scientific community and a growing number of top national security experts, economists, and others that –

(1) climate change is real;

(2) climate change is caused by human activities;

(3) climate change has already caused devastating problems in the United States and around the world; and

(4) it is imperative that the United States transform its energy system away from fossil fuels and toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy."

Put them on the record. Give them enough rope. 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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