As an astronaut, Harrison Schmitt is what many Americans would call a hero. Take off the spacesuit, though, and he becomes just another blathering politician.
The former U.S. Senator was selected by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to direct the state’s Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
Basically, Schmitt would become the state’s chief environmental official. It is one thing for Schmitt to discount global warming, but it is another to call environmentalists communists.
“I think that there are individuals, [Obama science czar John] Holdren apparently among them, a very large number who have taken the — shall we say captured the environmental movement and turned it into what was previously considered the communist movement. And that’s just something that people of common sense are going to continue to have to counter and wake up enough so that they can take control of their government again.”
Schmitt said that in 2009 while on the Alex Jones Show.
Schmitt still must be confirmed by the State Senate. If he is, he will head the Mining and Minerals Division, State Parks Division, Oil Conservation Division and Energy Conservation Management Division. Presumably, he will have to rat out all the communists infiltrating those departments. Schmitt believes that the federal government pressures scientists to support global warming, the media supports proposals to limit freedom of speech and the schools are run by people with “less respect for liberty than you and I.”
At least Schmitt is not totally wrapped up into conspiracies. He does believe that NASA landed on the moon since he was the last man to arrive and set foot on it.