This is an opportunity to ask MY representatives questions about Climate Change and there positions (Grassley who says “no” and Ernst with “idk”) on the issues climate change presents, as Iowa and agriculture are and have been intimately intertwined.
It is important to get our representatives on board with our beliefs – the climate is changing, and humans are aiding in that change. THEY NEED TO KNOW THIS.
Speaking from observing Grassley yesterday, I can honestly say he met expectations: a senior senator, wise with his words, and excellent at blocking questions – that is, not answering. Frustrating.
Some students, professors, and community members asked some good questions, but he was better at avoiding and spinning. Not to mention their questions weren’t refined and pointed enough… they couldn’t get him.
Congrats, Grassley. You’re a “good” politician.
Ernst, on the other hand, is a freshman senator. She will be more vulnerable when she comes to speak at 2 pm, today, for her 1 hour Q&A session – of which I will be waiting.
My hope is to nail her down about the relationship between her campaign being financed by Charles and David Koch (along with their vast network) and her position of “having not seen proven proof” of climate change…. Not to mention “IDK” is a completely unsuitable response to this pressing issue. It can’t be this way.
Wish me a crafty mind.