The encyclical on climate change released by Pope Francis this week is wreaking havoc for conservatives. At the Road to Majority conference hosted by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, climate has been the top question on reporters’ lips.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) claimed to be an environmentalist; Rep. Steve King lost his temper with the executive director of Catholics United, James Salt; and Jeb Bush said that he embraces the reduction of carbon emissions.
Bush, a devout Catholic, made headlines earlier in the week for saying that he doesn’t take economic policy advice from the clergy. Watch the exchange with Bush below, and subscribe to The Undercurrent on YouTube for more independent, on-the-ground reporting.