- Gage Skidmore
- Over the weekend, John Cornyn broke the think-before-you-tweet rule.
The Twittersphere lit up the Texas Republican after he dissed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's call for climate action. Schumer, a New York Democrat, tweeted that July 2019 was “the hottest month ever, of any month, on record” and warned that climate change is the planet's gravest threat.
"It's summer, Chuck," Cornyn responded, in what he likely conceived as a Mad Magazine-style snappy comeback. (Cue the Beavis and Butthead sniggers.)
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee, actress Patricia Arquette and author/pastor John Pavlovitz were among those who ripped Cornyn a new asscrack over his apparent lack of understanding about how this whole darned climate thing works.
Once more for those in the back- July 2019 was the HOTTEST MONTH EVER, OF ANY MONTH , ON RECORD. GET IT? It was the HOTTEST MONTH EVER on Record! Even though we have had many July’s before none have EVER been this hot . 🥵— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 17, 2019
Less tweeting, more reading, John.— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) August 16, 2019
This may be one of the most ignorant tweets I've seen from an elected official. https://t.co/2hQQ21jWmC— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) August 16, 2019
Your grandkids will grow up in a decimated planet & they’ll know YOU were a direct cause of it. To protect the wealthy fossil fuel barons who donate to you.— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) August 16, 2019
I doubt they’ll ever forgive you.
I am so embarrassed that you supposedly "represent" us. You don't. Not my interests, the state's interests; only your own. I live for the day you leave office.— Andrea M (@andylynn91) August 17, 2019
Hey everyone!— Jenn Votes Blue PA Σ (@JennVotesBluePA) August 16, 2019
This is John. John thinks climate change is a funny joke. John is also up for re-election in 2020. You can help beat John by supporting Texas Democrats. https://t.co/gRYMjewkP9
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