Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said late Wednesday that Republicans think climate change isn’t real because of the billionaire Koch brothers and other big energy interests.
“When you look at the Republican Party today, you know, which is reactionary in so many areas … most of these guys deny the reality of climate change or they say, ‘we’re not sure,’ ” the Democratic presidential candidate told host Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s “All In.”
“How do you think that happens?” Sanders asked. “It happens because the Republican Party is significantly funded by the Koch brothers and the big energy companies.
“And the day after some Republican gets up there and says, ‘you know, I read this stuff here, I think climate change is real [and] we’ve got to do something,’ their funding is gone, and they’re going to be primaried,” he added.