Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who placed second in the New Hampshire primary last week, is campaigning in South Carolina, where he defended his conservative credentials to potential voters. On the issue of climate change, Kasich posed a rhetorical question: “Am I not a conservative because I think human beings affect the climate? I’m for the environment.”

Kasich’s remark was met with applause from the audience. The governor is on the record supporting free enterprise solutions to climate change.