Gore Implores Congress To Save The Planet
Wednesday, March 21st 2007, 10:04 pm
By: News On 6
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore's testimony about global warming led to a confrontation with Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
After his film on global warming won two Oscars, Gore asked House and Senate committees for help fighting what he called a "true planetary emergency."
Inhofe complained that Democratic leadership gave Gore extra time and advantages not afforded typical witnesses, and then grilled Gore about his personal energy use at his Tennessee mansion.
When Gore tried to respond at length, Inhofe cut him off. Democratic Chairwoman Barbara Boxer tried to bring order to the hearing, and told Inhofe he can't control things now that Republicans have lost their majority.
Gore proposed that he and Inhofe have breakfast and a private discussion away from the cameras. He said he doesn't think the issue should be partisan or political.
Inhofe has called global warming a hoax.