9 Dumb Quotes About Science From Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

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Ted Cruz wants to be president. The Tea Party politician announced his candidacy in front of a crowd of Liberty University students—who were required to show up. But let's not forget presidential candidate Ted Cruz is the same science-doubting, climate change denier he's always been. He just has a bigger soapbox.


"Ted Cruz is a climate change denier?" you ask. Yes, he sure is. (Ted Cruz is also, very unfortunately, the overseer of NASA.) And just because the loud-mouthed Texan thinks he's fit for the nation's highest office doesn't mean he's going to yield his absurdly misled beliefs about the planet Earth. Just last week, Cruz told Seth Myers:

I just came back from New Hampshire where there's snow and ice everywhere. And my view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they've got a problem because the science doesn't back them up. And in particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years there's been zero warming, none whatsoever.

Actually, Ted, there's been quite a bit of warming. Good luck on the trail with that upside-down burning American flag campaign logo, though! Don't forget to bring sunscreen.

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