So what? Members of Congress deliver odd oratory on a constant basis. It’s puzzling because, Smith is the chair of the House Science Committee. A position that should work to progress science. As I noted in a previous post, Smith doesn’t really like or trust scientists.
In 2014, he stated in a Committee meeting that’s — you know — dedicated to science:
“Going forward, members of the House Science Committee will do our best to avoid listening to scientists.”