Texas Congressman pushing back against "change moon's orbit" climate change comments

East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert is pushing back against the mockery he's received over a question posed during a recent hearing on climate change.

Rep. Gohmert says he was taken out of context when he asked an official with the U.S. Forest Service if it were possible to slow the rate of global warming by altering the orbits of the Earth or the moon.

Some have speculated that Gohmert had to have been joking, but his office hasn't confirmed or denied that.

Listen to the question - and response - in their entirety above, or read it from his tweet, below.

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