What if they held a climate change hearing in the House, and nobody came?
Well, despite the Democrat nonstop hyperventilating over so-called “climate change”, two members of the Jackass Party did take time out of their busy schedule to attend their own subcommittee hearing.
With the impressive title of The Denial Playbook: How Industries Manipulate Science and Policy from Climate Change to Public Health, the scheduled hearing by the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee falls under the authority of the House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee.
As reported by The Washington Free Beacon;
Congressional Republicans were able to put an end to a hearing on climate change organized by Democrats after only two members of the majority showed up.
The scheduled Natural Resources Committee hearing on climate denial was part of a “month-long series of hearings on climate change” put on by Democrats in their opening weeks in the majority. Despite the stated urgency of the climate change issue by Democrats, only two members of their caucus showed up, which allowed Republicans to call for and easily win a vote to end the hearing before it even got started.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R., Texas), who called for the hearing to be adjourned during his opening statement, told the Washington Free Beacon he motioned for the hearing to end because its subject matter was outside the jurisdiction of the subcommittee on oversight and investigations.
“Most of the hearing involved subjects clearly outside the jurisdiction of our Natural Resources subcommittee,” Gohmert said. “In fact, most of the Democrats found it so far down their priorities that they did not attend.”
“When even the bulk of the Democrats would not attend the hearing, it made no sense to continue the hearing about matters our committee was not allowed to fix, so I made the motion to adjourn,” Gohmert explained. “It passed because most Democrats did not attend.”
A spokesperson for committee Democrats did not respond to an inquiry into why a majority of its members decided not to attend the hearing.
Scheduled to appear before the committee were a retired football player to speak on head injuries, an expert on opioid addiction, a resident of Puerto Rico displaced by a hurricane, and a professor on climate denial.