Internal Government Watchdog Launches Climate Change Investigation into USDA

A government watchdog has begun a formal investigation into the United States Department of Agriculture over the department’s handling of information related to alleged “climate change,” according to Politico.

The investigation comes after numerous Senate Democrats pressured the USDA’s Inspector General to do so, claiming without evidence that there were “potential instances of suppression and alteration of scientific reports, documents, or communications” with regards to global warming.

Politico’s article admits that it has published at least four reports on the subject in the past, which may have influenced Democrats to call for such an investigation. In one such report, Politico falsely claimed that “climate change” is responsible for “increasingly extreme and unpredictable” weather happening across the country, somehow blaming the USDA for allegedly spending “less than one percent of its budget” on global warming preparation for farmers.

Another Politico report also claimed, without any evidence, that the recent decision to relocate the USDA’s Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Kansas City was somehow “a means to suppress research on controversial topics such as climate change.”

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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