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Shimkus: Capping CO2 a greater ‘assault on democracy’ than 9/11.

By Brad Johnson  

"Shimkus: Capping CO2 a greater ‘assault on democracy’ than 9/11."

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Yesterday, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) described President Obama’s energy plan as “the largest assault on democracy and freedom in this country that I’ve ever experienced.” Speaking at a hearing on the Waxman-Markey Clean Energy and Security Act — which caps global warming pollution to build a clean energy economy — Shimkus said that he feared this legislation more than the Clinton impeachment trials, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:

I think this is the largest assault on democracy and freedom in this country that I’ve ever experienced. I’ve lived through some tough times in Congress — impeachment, two wars, terrorist attacks. I fear this more than all of the above activities that have happened.

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Earlier this year, Shimkus argued that carbon dioxide is just “plant food” and that God will prevent global warming.

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