Several Democrats from Colorado’s congressional delegation went to the big climate confab that just concluded in Scotland, but not everyone seems to want to talk about it.
U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse of Boulder is the biggest media hound, bragging to anyone who will listen how he was invited by Speaker Pelosi to be part of her entourage.
He doesn’t mention that he barely made her list just above AOC, who is Pelosi’s avowed arch enemy.
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper shared video from the event where he talked about the awesomeness of charging carbon fees.
❝The next place we need bipartisanship is in the notion of having some sort of a fee on carbon emissions based on the harmfulness… because then no matter what aspect of climate pollution you’re addressing, you have a financial incentive.❞ #ACLivefromCOP
— Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) November 6, 2021
Carbon fees are basically taxes charged by the government on all of us poor consumers who still rely on fossil fuel to get to our menial jobs because we can’t afford to be trendy new green dealers driving Teslas.
And who is that in the video with Hickenlooper sitting by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski?
Is that U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet?
He hasn’t said a word about going to or being in Scotland.
Or stopping over here with Hickenlooper.
A strong America needs strong alliances. Visited the NATO HQ in Brussels to discuss maintaining our transatlantic partnership. pic.twitter.com/SMltv3KP06
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) November 7, 2021
A deep Google dive shows only one report that puts Bennet at the conference.
We can’t imagine why he’s trying to keep it hush hush.
Is it because nothing was actually accomplished?
The National Review described the conference as “a trade show for sophomoric identity politics,” and an “infomercial for boutique social radicalism” where …
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is offering one of her whatever-is-vaguer-than-vague homilies, wears a shirt emblazoned with the satire-proof message: “Trans Nonbinary Liberation Is Eco-Justice!”
What does that have to do with climate change?
It’s critical, according to Pelosi, who listed gender equity as a top climate priority.
Well, that’s it. Climate change is solved. What a productive event. https://t.co/8knEYN96eh
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 11, 2021
No wonder Bennet doesn’t want to be associated with the conference, which even the Washington Post concedes was a waste of time.