Obama Targets Cuccinelli’s Climate Fight

President Obama campaigns with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Sunday, Nov. 3.
National Journal
Alex Brown
Nov. 4, 2013, 6:50 a.m.

Vir­gin­ia GOP gubernat­ori­al can­did­ate Ken Cuc­cinelli’s leg­al battles with a cli­mate sci­ent­ist were the sub­ject an at­tack by Pres­id­ent Obama dur­ing a Sunday rally, re­ports The Hill.

Said Obama, cam­paign­ing with Demo­crat­ic gubernat­ori­al can­did­ate Terry McAul­iffe: “It doesn’t cre­ate jobs when you go after sci­ent­ists, and you try to of­fer your own al­tern­at­ive the­or­ies of how things work and en­gage in lit­ig­a­tion around stuff that isn’t polit­ic­al. It has to do with what’s true. It has to do with facts. You don’t ar­gue with facts.”

He ap­pears to have been ref­er­en­cing Cuc­cinelli’s at­tempts as Vir­gin­ia at­tor­ney gen­er­al to sub­poena re­cords from the Uni­versity of Vir­gin­ia on the work of cli­mate sci­ent­ist Mi­chael Mann. That leg­al battle proved un­suc­cess­ful. 

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