WICHITA, KS – Kansas state Senate President and conservative candidate for U.S. Senate Susan Wagle (R-KS) issued the following statement in opposition to the recent bicameral climate change package announced by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Susan Wagle said: "I cannot support any climate change proposal that disadvantages Kansans while allowing countries around the globe to continue doing business as usual. I believe we need to be responsible stewards of our environment, but this proposal will only spend more of our taxpayer dollars with no real impact on the issue it claims to address. We will be left footing the bill for a proposal that impacts nothing, all the while nations like China and India continue to pollute at will around the globe. I understand some candidates in the race for United States Senate have been longtime supporters of Senator Romney and his policies, but this is yet another misguided decision from Utah's junior senator."
Senator Mitt Romney and Leader Kevin McCarthy announced a number of proposals aimed at addressing climate change – with ideas ranging from planting trees to tax credits for carbon capture technology. This proposal was a follow-up to Romney's vote to convict President Trump during his impeachment trial earlier this year. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach endorsed Romney for President prior to the 2012 Kansas Republican caucus.
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