Scott Pio, who previously organized former President Donald Trump’s election campaign and is now running for the state’s legislature in Virginia, suggested taking boats out of the sea to counter sea level rise.
“I’m curious, do you think the sea level would drop if we just got all the boats out of the water? Just a thought, not a statement, ”Pio said in a tweet that has since been deleted. The tweet was accompanied by an image of the Pacific Ocean dotted with thousands of symbols that were believed to be boats.
Pio’s tweet caught the attention of the Democratic group Blue Virginia.
“The scary thing is, this guy isn’t an outlier for today’s Republican Party – the party of Donald Trump, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Lauren Boebert, Bob Good, Ken Cuccinelli, Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears, Jason Miyares, etc.,” Virginia wrote. “Which, of course, means that we’d better not let these people come to power here in Virginia or nationally unless / until their entire party fundamentally returns to common sense and actual, conservative principles, and not to extremist madness.”
Pio later resisted criticism: “When you take things out of the bath water, the bath water goes down, doesn’t it? Your group has gotten a lot of hatred for asking a question about taking things out of the water. Curious when you stopped believing in pure physics? You don’t believe in scientific experiments? “
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie from New York.