CNN anchor Jake Tapper took a shot at Republicans during an interview with Senator John McCain on Sunday.
While discussing Hurricane Irma, Tapper noted that many Republicans still refuse to acknowledge climate change.
“As it hits Florida, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that many experts say that the storm is more intense because of climate change. Back in 2012 when Superstorm Sandy hit, your daughter Meghan McCain tweeted, ‘So are we still going to go with climate change not being real, fellow Republicans?’” Tapper said.
He continued, stating, “The Republican Party, as you know, generally speaking, acts as if climate change is not real. There are exceptions, you, your daughter, Meghan, the Republican mayor of Miami. But generally speaking, the president, the governor of Florida, et cetera, act as if it’s not real even though the overwhelming scientific consensus is that it’s real and it’s man made.”
McCain responded, “I don’t know because I can’t define their motives. But I know that there are things happening with the climate in the world that is unprecedented. Second of all, we need to have, in my view, nuclear power as part of the answer. It’s the cleanest, cheapest, in many ways, source of power. My friends in the environmental community refuse to make that part of the equation. I’m not saying it is the equation but I’m saying it has got to be part of it, because they’re basically anti-nuclear.”