Al Gore won't brook any opposition, it appears. Britain's Lord Christopher Monckton, an outspoken campaigner against the fraud of global warming, told reporters that House Democrats refused to allow him to appear alongside Al Gore today at the global warming hearing of Rep. Henry Waxman's Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, the subcommittee's fourth in the series on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. Monckton said he was informed when his plane landed from England yesterday, that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore. "The House Democrats don't want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face," Monckton told Climate Depot. "They are cowards."
According to Monckton, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), Ranking Member on the Energy and Commerce Committee, had invited him to go head to head with Gore and testify at the hearing on Friday. But Monckton says that when his jet from London landed in the U.S. on Thursday, he was informed that the former Vice-President had "chickened out," and there would be no joint appearance.
"The Democrats have a lot to learn about the right of free speech under the U.S. Constitution," Monckton said from the airport Thursday evening. "Congressman Henry Waxman's refusal to expose Al Gore's sci-fi comedy-horror testimony to proper, independent scrutiny by the House minority reeks of naked fear.
"Waxman knows there has been no 'global warming' for at least a decade. Waxman knows there has been seven and a half years' global cooling. Waxman knows that, in the words of the U.K. High Court judge who condemned Gore's mawkish movie as materially, seriously, serially inaccurate, 'the Armageddon scenario that he depicts is not based on any scientific view,'" Monckton explained.