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Representative Byron Donalds delivers fiery speech to Democrats defending First Amendment, power producers

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Representative Byron Donalds delivers fiery speech to Democrats defending First Amendment, power producers

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Republican Representative Byron Donalds on Thursday denounced Democrats to a House committee over their hostile questioning of oil executives regarding climate change and emissions.

“First of all, to the witnesses, Exxon executives, Chevron, BP, Shell. I know the climate activists in Twitterworld that Dave Chappelle says does not exist, and he is right; because these are just people who have nothing better to do but tap on their keyboards, ”Donalds said during a House surveillance reform committee hearing titled“ The industry’s climate change disinformation campaign. fossil fuels “.

President Joe Biden speaks about his domestic agenda from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, October 28, 2021 (AP Photo / Susan Walsh
(AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

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“And we’re doing it here in Congress too,” Donalds continued. “But let’s be very clear, you need an apology. Because what I witnessed here today was just blatant intimidation from the chair of this committee. Trying to get you to commit. what you’re going to spend your money on is a gross violation of the First Amendment. “

During the hearing, Democrats toasted ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP and Shell executives on climate change, including Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who noted, “Some of us have to live the future that you all set on fire for us.”

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Rep. Byron Donalds, a Republican from Florida, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, United States on Sunday, July 11, 2021. The three-day conference is titled “America UnCanceled “. Photographer: Dylan Hollingsworth / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Democratic Representative Cori Bush accused the leaders of participating in “environmental racism” and have called them responsible for the deaths of “millions of people” with fossil fuels.

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Donalds, a Republican from Florida, called the Democrats’ series of questions “absolutely disgusting.”

“Someone has to go and call Merrick Garland, tell him to come in here and look at the intimidation that came from this same panel today,” Donalds said. “Because it’s not about defending big oil, or defending anything big. It’s about defending the ability of people in our country to be free: say what they want, think what they want, spend their money how they want. And if we are not going to be better than the Chinese, how can we hope to beat them on the world stage as we cut each other’s necks when it comes to producing ‘energy as they burn more coal, burn more oil, they increase their emissions and they don’t show up in Scotland,’ referring to the ongoing environmental conference in Glasgow.

Representative Byron Donalds delivers fiery speech to Democrats defending First Amendment, power producers

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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 28: US President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden leave the White House October 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden travels to Italy to meet Pope Francis and attend the G-20 Leaders’ Summit, then to Scotland for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

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Donalds explained that the Chinese are not attending the conference in Scotland because “they are interested in building an economy.”

“So I’m sorry for you, and I’m sorry for the people of our country who have to witness shenanigans like this and circuses like this,” Donalds added. “That’s why they call this show on HBO or whatever, ‘The Circus’, because that’s exactly what it is.”

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