MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson blames sunspots for global warming. And the Oshkosh businessman says it would be a “fool’s errand” to try and fix it.
Johnson told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editors Monday that a strong economy is the best way to preserve the environment – and he does not agree with any government spending to try and address it.
Last month, Johnson told an interviewer that the idea of man-made climate change is “lunacy,” and those who believe in it are, “crazy.”
As recently as last month, there was talk in Washington about getting a climate change bill pushed through the U.S. Senate before the November elections. Johnson is the GOP’s endorsed candidate to run against 18-year Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold.
Feingold’s camp said Johnson was out of touch with reality on global warming – and Feingold himself says most people think man has had something to do with it.