At a raucous town hall meeting over the weekend, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA-4) responded to a variety of constituent issues, including calls to support climate change science. “In any scientific arena you are seeing a very vigorous debate over the extent to which man-made carbon dioxide emissions are causing global warming,” he said to mixed response from the crowd. “Whether or not we destroy our economy for our children, our planet is going to continue to warm and cool as it has for billions of years.”

McClintock required a police escort as he left the event.