The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who has long claimed human-caused climate change is not occurring, claims “our kids are being brainwashed” into believing climate change is real.

“My own granddaughter came home one day and said, ‘Popi, why is it you don’t understand global warming?’ I did some checking… and the stuff that they teach our kids nowadays, they are brainwashed — you have to un-brainwash them when they get out” of school, Inhofe said.

In 2012, Inhofe authored a book called The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.