Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid calls on Democrats to plow forward on immigration Democrats brace for tough election year in Nevada The Memo: Biden's horizon is clouded by doubt MORE (D-Nev.) used an all-night climate change campaign in the Senate to once again bash Charles and David Koch.
“It's time to stop acting like those who ignore this crisis — the oil baron Koch brothers and their allies in Congress — have a valid point of view,” Reid said Monday evening. “But despite overwhelming scientific evidence and overwhelming public opinion, climate change deniers still exist. They exist in this country and in this Congress.”
Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) are leading an all-night Senate session to discuss the importance of climate change. More than 20 other Democrats participated right off the bat, including members of leadership.
Recently, Reid has increased his attacks against the Koch brothers, accusing them of trying to “buy” American elections for Tea Party candidates with the billions they’ve made from oil.
Reid said it’s time the United States increase its use of renewable energy sources and stop using fossil fuels.
“We have the ability to reduce our reliance on oil and other fossil fuels, increase our production of clean energy and create good-paying jobs that can never be outsourced,” Reid said. “We have the ability to choose the kind of world in which we live.”