Congressman is righteously booed after dodging a young girl’s simple question about science

Feb 13, 2017

By Sean O’Kane

One hour into a loud, contentious town hall meeting in his home state of Utah, Congressman Jason Chaffetz was asked two simple questions by a young girl named Hannah Bradshaw. The first was about the environment: “What are you doing to help protect our water and air for our generations and my kids’ generations?” The second was just a bit more broad: “Do you believe in science?”

Asking the sitting congressman if he believes in science is sadly a relevant question. Chaffetz has called global warming “a farce,” and just this week co-sponsored a bill to abolish the Department of Education. He also recently proposed a bill that would have transferred ownership of federal public lands to the states, making them easier to sell. (He swiftly withdrew that bill after it sparked public outrage.)

So it’s not surprising that, instead of saying anything remotely resembling the words “I believe in science,” Chaffetz deflected hard enough to cause whiplash. Luckily, the crowd wasn’t having it. One woman in particular can be heard loudly repeating the words “ANSWER THE QUESTION,” and so Chaffetz was goaded into responding to Bradshaw.

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4 comments on “Congressman is righteously booed after dodging a young girl’s simple question about science

  • @OP – Asking the sitting congressman if he believes in science is sadly a relevant question.

    This reminds me of one of my earlier comments about intelligence and education!

    There is a significant difference between and educated intellectual, and a posing monkey, dressed up in a posh suit!
    The public at large, need to learn to recognise that difference!
    The difference becomes obvious, when key questions are asked in front of a rational critically thinking audience who demand proper answers!



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  • There’s no doubt in my mind, that most kids are pretty damn shrewd when sussing out adults. This wee girl seems to have hit the target. OK, Not difficult, a loud mouthed reactionary, but she hit the bloody target !

    Oh if I could venture an answer to her questions as to what he is going to do about clean water, air etc ? Bugger all.
    Does he believe in science ? Evidently not !



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    flyingfsck says:

    No, I don’t believe in science any more than I believe in faeries. Science is about evidentiary facts and is not a religious belief system.



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