Reid Says Koch Brothers Are ‘One of the Main Causes’ of Climate Change (Video)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted May 8, 2014 at 4:34pm

Amid the stalling energy efficiency and Keystone XL pipeline debate in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has once again resorted to blaming the Koch brothers for their “radical agenda,” on Wednesday calling the two principal owners of Koch Industries “one of the main causes” of climate change.  

“The multi-zillionaire Koch brothers … they are one of the main causes of [climate change], not a cause, one of the main causes,” the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor. “Charles and David Koch are waging a war against anything that protects the environment. Now I know that sounds absurd, but it’s true.”  

bipartisan blast of hot air in Congress

Despite trading talking points with Reid on Tuesday , Senate Republican amendments were blocked on Wednesday when Reid “filled the tree” on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill.  

Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez contributed to this report.