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Congressman: ‘I Am A Scientist’ And There’s No Evidence Of Manmade Climate Change

Jeff Spross Reporter and Video Editor, Think Progress

The “I’m not a scientist” chorus has found a dissenter.

In recent months, American politicians from House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) to Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) and U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R-IA) have all responded to questions about humanity’s role in climate change with some version of “I’m not a scientist” — though this does not prevent them from opposing the policies that would be needed to curb humanity’s carbon emissions.

But Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) feels no such reticence.

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