As conservative Republicans battle establishment candidates in primary races across the nation, it is clear that the fight for America’s future is not limited to interparty disagreements. As Alaskan Joe Miller has proven during his second U.S. Senate campaign, there are plenty of disagreements between members of the GOP.
A Tea Party favorite, Miller called out two opponents in a recent statement lambasting their positions on anthropogenic climate change.
He implored Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan to “come clean with voters on their history of support for the man-made ‘global warming’ agenda.”
As former Arctic Research Commission chairman and former assistant secretary of state respectively, both candidates have expressed a desire to implement decisive steps to halt the ostensible effects of the much-disputed climatological phenomenon.
“Clearly,” Miller explained, “both of my primary opponents have joined with climate change alarmists to push for top-down federal regulation.”
He cited Treadwell’s 2008 Senate testimony that it is “this nation’s goal … to reverse the trend of climate change caused by humans.”
Sullivan, he noted, made numerous references to climate change as a State Department official.
“In them,” Miller claimed, “he unequivocally accepted the premise that climate change is man-caused and embraced numerous mitigation strategies” to combat the issue.
To bolster his own position, Miller included in his statement a reference to an Alaska Climate Research Center study released in 2012 that shows the state’s climate actually cooled significantly between 2000 and 2010.
Of course, the conservative candidate’s criticism was not aimed entirely at those within his own party. He also lambasted current U.S. Sen. Mark Begich – who holds the seat for which all three Republicans are vying – as a perpetrator of “climate change deception.”
Miller noted that Begich added his name to a 2010 letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that recommended “making polluters pay through a price on greenhouse gas emissions.”
In issues such as global warming, the stark differences within the GOP – along with similarities between moderate Republicans and the Democrat platform – are on full display.
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