We got so caught up in our excitement over John Kerry's comments on climate and clean energy last week that we completely missed Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) take on the topic.
According to Politico, here's how Rubio responded after Kerry argued at his confirmation hearing that clean energy is a $6 trillion market.
That’s too much effort to put on climate change, according to Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a leading early contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
“I don’t think it’s the most pressing foreign policy issue facing America,” Rubio told POLITICO outside Kerry’s confirmation hearing on Thursday. “There’s a lot of things government can do but changing the weather isn’t one of them.”
Rubio is a guy who took a quarter of a million dollars from fossil fuel interests for his campaign. A guy who called for more offshore drilling as he lamented the Gulf oil spill. A guy who shortly after Election Day declared that the age of the Earth is "a dispute amongst theologians" and said he couldn't weigh in because "I'm not a scientist, man."