Thursday, June 22, 2017

'I hope you're as much fun on that dais as you were on your couch'

Perry vs. Franken: Round 2 on climate change

By James Osborne
Thursday, June 22, 2017, Chron

Call it a battle of the showbiz politicians.

Comedian turned senator Al Franken and governor turned entertainer turned U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry are set to square off in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today over the Trump administration's plans to slash research funding at the Department of Energy.

This follows on from an uproarious confirmation hearing earlier this year, in which after a curious choice of words about a meeting in Franken's office the two engaged in a back and forth that had the usually staid committee room in stitches.

But the conversation quickly turned serious, with Franken picking at Perry's climate skepticism and urging him to take the issue seriously.

(More here.)

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