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The EPA Is ‘Brainwashing Our Kids’ Says Climate Change Denier Sen. Jim Inhofe

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) believes it’s not conspiracy theorists or deniers of the near-universal consensus on climate change that are brainwashing America’s youth, but those pesky scientists over at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Asked Thursday by CNN about the White House’s proposal to slash 31 percent of the federal agency’s budget, the staunch denier of mainstream climate science didn’t mince words, calling it a “a good cut for the American people.”

“We want to deliver the services, we’re going to make things clean,” Inhofe said. “But we’re going to take all this stuff that comes out of the EPA that’s brainwashing our kids, that is propaganda, things that aren’t true, allegations.”

Unsurprisingly, Inhofe provided no examples of this so-called “brainwashing.” He also failed to acknowledge that he had just implied this propaganda is being pushed under the watchful eye of his good friend and fellow climate denier, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.

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