On the final day before voters choose the next Governor of Virginia, the Democratic Party of Virginia released a new web video featuring Ken Cuccinelli’s extreme anti-science statement suggesting that the impacts of climate change are as likely to happen as an asteroid strike.
Cuccinelli, who launched a costly anti-science witch hunt on Dr. Michael Mann and the University of Virginia simply because he didn’t agree with their research, has a clear record of putting his own political agenda ahead of reality, even when that reality is based on extensive scientific evidence.
“Ken Cuccinelli’s anti-science agenda would make this Commonwealth a place where scientists like Dr. Michael Mann live in fear of government witch hunts if they happen to reach conclusions that he dislikes,” said DPVA spokesman Brian Coy. “At a time when other states and countries are making enormous investments in science and technology, Ken Cuccinelli’s attacks on scientific research would limit innovation in Virginia and cost us jobs.
“We cannot afford a governor who puts his personal ideological agenda ahead of the nonpartisan conclusions of scientific experts.”