Brown: Cruz is 'absolutely unfit' for office

Washington (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz has "rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office" -- let alone president -- by insisting that humans aren't to blame for global warming, California Gov. Jerry Brown says.

Brown, a Democrat, took aim at Cruz during a Sunday appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," the day before Cruz is expected to announce his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a speech at Liberty University in Virginia.
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He blasted Cruz's comment during a late-night television appearance that climate change "alarmists" have a problem.
    "The science doesn't back them up," Cruz had said on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
    Brown accused Cruz of "such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification" of scientific evidence in deeming him unfit. He was discussing a drought that has left some regions of California woefully short on water headed into the summer.
    "What he said is absolutely false," Brown said. "Over 90% of the scientists who deal with climate are absolutely convinced that the humans' activity, industrial activity ... are building up in the atmosphere, they're heat trapping, and they're causing not just one drought in California but severe storms and cold on the East Coast."