Republican U.S. Senate candidate Robert Flanders is going on the air with his first TV ad, featuring an actor portraying climate activist Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse -- who has given over Senate 200 speeches on climate -- as a climate obsessed "doofus." In the ad, Sen. Whitehouse responds with only the words "climate change" to every single question he gets asked -- "including what speed he was driving."
The ad concludes: "If climate change is your only issue, Sheldon Whitehouse is your senator," the narrator says, before an elderly woman calls Whitehouse 'kind of a doofus.'"
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who is in Bonn, said the timing of the Heartland conference was meant to confuse the public on the issue of climate change during the U.N. conference. “Trump is a dream come true for the climate denial operation, which has always craved legitimacy,” Whitehouse said. “Trump being willing to send government officials to one of these phony-baloney things is really regrettable because there’s no science behind it.”