Harry Reid: Senate needs to stop fighting Obamacare and start facing climate change

Colorado's floods are the latest reason to take action, says the Senate majority leader VIDEO

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Harry Reid: Senate needs to stop fighting Obamacare and start facing climate changeSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters following a Democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Reid claims that Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, has become obsessive, causing Congress to veer closer to gridlock. (Credit: AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor yesterday to implore Republicans to get over Obamacare and start focusing on energy efficiency.

“Climate change is here. We are doing nothing about it,” Reid said. As examples, he pointed to Colorado’s floods, and sea level rise in Bangladesh and the Marshall Islands. Meanwhile, he continued, “They are spending all of our time, the American taxpayers’ time, trying to repeal a law that has been in effect for 4 years.”

Reid then took his appeal to Twitter:

Watch his attempt to change the conversation below:

h/t ThinkProgress

Lindsay Abrams

Lindsay Abrams is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email labrams@salon.com.

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