Scott Pio, who previously served as a campaign organizer for former President Donald Trump and is now running for the state legislature in Virginia, He suggested take ships out of the ocean to tackle sea level rise.
“I’m curious, do you think the sea level would drop if we took all the boats out of the water? Just a thought, not a statement, “Pio said in a tweet that has since been deleted. The tweet was accompanied by an image of the Pacific Ocean dotted with thousands of icons that were allegedly ships.
Pio’s tweet caught the attention of the Blue Virginia Democratic group.
“What’s scary is that this guy is not an outlier for today’s Republican Party, the party of Donald Trump, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Lauren Boebert, Bob Good, Ken Cuccinelli, Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears, Jason Miyares, etc. “, Blue Virginia wrote. “Which means, of course, that we better not let these people take power, here in Virginia or nationally, unless / until their entire party fundamentally shifts to sanity and real conservative principles, not the extremist insanity. “
Pio later defended himself against criticism: “When you take things out of the bath water, the bath water decreases, doesn’t it? I got a lot of hatred from your group for asking a question about getting things out of the water. Curious when you stopped believing in pure physics? I take it you don’t believe in science experiments? “
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