South Carolina Senator and Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham stated that when he debates Hillary Clinton on climate change “we won’t be debating about the science, we’ll be debating about the solutions” at Thursday’s GOP presidential debate.
Graham, when asked about his work with Democrats and President Obama on climate change, said, “You can trust me to do the following: That when I get on the stage with Hillary Clinton, we won’t be debating about the science, we’ll be debating about the solutions. In her world, cap-and-trade would dominate. That will destroy the economy in the name of helping the environment. In my world, we’ll focus on energy independence, and a clean environment. When it comes to fossil fuels, we’re going to find more here and use less. Over time, we’re going to become energy independent. I am tired of sending $300 billion overseas to buy oil from people who hate our guts. The choice between a weak economy, and a strong environment is a false choice. That is not the choice I’ll offer america. a healthy environment, a strong economy, and an energy independent America. That would be the purpose of my presidency is, break the stranglehold that people enjoy on fossil fuels who hate our guts.”
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