Kasich: "You can't just be a science denier"
February 26, 2019
Former Ohio Governor John Kasich thinks its time for Republicans to stop being the party of climate change denial and to start formulating policy solutions, according to a speech he plans to deliver tonight at the University of British Columbia. In an interview with Axios highlighting his remarks, he called climate change a "call to arms for me" and implored conservatives to "have a discussion instead of being in denial that this is a problem. You can't just be a science denier."
"We all evolve," he said in the interview, pointing to the Fourth National Climate Assessment issued by the Administration last year. "As I see more and more evidence, especially from our government and scientists, you learn more. Let's step it up." He plans to lay out a "centrist" policy map, but did not provide specifics. "It's not enough to say you don't like [the Green New Deal] and not have something you can be for."
We will report on the full speech tomorrow. But so far we like what we are hearing.