McCain Silent on Global Warming Hoax Emails

Attempts to locate a statement or press release from Senator John McCain concerning Climategate have, so far, met with negative results.

Senator McCain’s website indicates that his most recent press release (Oct 19) was a joint statement issued with Senator Russ Feingold (D.WI) that begins:

A day after a U.S. District Court Judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers displayed “gross negligence” that contributed to the breaching of the levees in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and John McCain (R-AZ), who have led efforts to reform the Army Corps of Engineers, released the following statement:  “Yesterday’s District Court ruling is further proof that the Army Corps of Engineers is in urgent need of reform.  We again call upon the Administration to modernize the Corps’ principles and guidelines in an effective manner as Congress directed over a year ago.  American taxpayers cannot wait for another natural disaster like Katrina before we act to improve the safety and security of Corps projects.”   

On November 25, (9:20am Eastern) Senator McCain’s Washington, D.C. office was contacted for confirmation that no Climategate-related press release had been issued by his office. At that time, referral was made to the email address of the appropriate contact person in his press office.

The email to same bounced. That person turns out to be no longer employed there as of approximately one month ago according to a spokesperson in the Senator’s press office, who had no knowledge concerning any statement issued on Climategate and offered an email referral to another press office person.

McCain appears to be silent, to date, concerning the CRU emails and their potential impact on proposed Cap & Trade legislation.

Update to follow, if necessary.