Robert Redford Says GOP Is ‘Living in the 1950s’ on Climate Change
PopPolitics: Robert Redford Says GOP Is ‘Living in the 1950s’ on Climate Change (Listen)
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JANUARY 17, 2015 | 01:44PM PT
Robert Redford, a guest on the latest edition of Variety‘s PopPolitics on SiriusXM, says that the Republican drive to pass a bill greenlighting the Keystone pipeline “makes no sense,” attributing the GOP majority’s prioritization of the project to the influence of the oil lobby and too many lawmakers “living in the 1950s.”
He also singled out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“Somebody has got to start looking at the bigger picture here and telling what the real truth is, so you don’t have people like Mitch McConnell giving you truth that is falsified,” Redford said in an interview. “He represents the polluters’ interest because he is living in the 1950s. So for me we are missing real leadership. Instead we have a guy who looks like he just slid out from under a rock trying to propose an idea that is simply not that truthful. Somebody has to get to the truth of what this is all about.”