Marco Rubio is still trying to get himself out of his most recent fumble in climate change denial, and it's easy to note that while he claims the science on that is debatable, what isn't debatable is his effort to keep digging.
Now he's found something to distract from the real issue much like his party turns to Benghazi whenever things go right, like Obamacare.
Rubio's "Benghazi!" is "Abortion!"
Marco Rubio said his liberal critics show their “hypocrisy” when they cite science and label him a climate-change denier when they decline to embrace the science of human life beginning at conception.
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday afternoon, the Florida senator brushed off a backlash labeling him as a climate-change denier by aggressively accusing left-leaning critics as hypocrites given their abortion rights positions. He said emphatically that the “science is settled” that life begins at conception but that liberals “will never admit” to it.
“Let me give you a bit of settled science that they’ll never admit to. The science is settled, it’s not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life begins at conception,” Rubio said. “So I hope the next time someone wags their finger about science, they’ll ask one of these leaders on the left: ‘Do you agree with the consensus of science that human life begins at conception?’”
“It’s a proven fact,” Rubio said. “That’s a scientific consensus they choose to ignore.”
Rubio's goals here are pretty clear. The first is distraction from the fact that he's a climate change denier. He still is. Shifting the subject to abortion doesn't change what he's said about climate change. Among his many statements is this one: