SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s views on climate change make the Texas Republican unfit to run for president and that he would entertain making another bid for the White House himself if he were younger.
Brown, a Democrat who turns 77 next month, made the remarks during an interview that aired on Meet the Press on Sunday.
Host Chuck Todd asked the governor to respond to a video clip of Cruz telling Seth Meyers of Late Night earlier in the week that science and the snow he had just encountered in New Hampshire undermine the dire warnings of global warming “alarmists.”
Brown didn’t waste any time in labeling Cruz’s comment as false and countering that 90 percent of the scientists who study climate change believe it is real, human-caused and producing extreme weather of all kinds.