Andrea Mitchell to EPA Chief: How Will You Handle GOP ‘Climate Deniers’?

‘What are you facing as you approach climate deniers...now that you have, you know, the Republicans in charge?’

Andrea Mitchell to EPA Chief: How Will You Handle GOP 'Climate Deniers'? (NewsBusters)

In a softball interview with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell teed up the Obama administration official to dismiss legitimate Republican criticism of the President's climate deal with China: "I wanted to ask you of course about this major breakthrough with China. And the criticism already from many Republicans....What are you facing as you approach climate deniers...now that you have, you know, the Republicans in charge?"

McCarthy predictably defended the agreement as "a big step forward" that was "the result of the leadership of this administration to recognize the need to take quick and prompt and aggressive action on climate." She added: "This is big investments on both sides that really will pay off for the future of this world."

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