Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Sunday called President Obama “delusional” to think climate change is the country’s biggest terror threat and criticized liberals and others trying to make a political statement about the recent Planned Parenthood shootings.
“That’s delusional for President Obama, Hillary Clinton or anyone else to say that climate change is the biggest security threat,” Fiorina told “Fox News Sunday.”
Obama has made several speeches in which he has said climate change is “an urgent and growing threat,” including his 2015 State of the Union address in which he said: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change."
Fiorina spoke one day before world leaders meet in France to try to reach a global pact to reduce carbon output and about two weeks after 130 people were killed in terror attacks in Paris.
“Terrorists don’t care that we’re going to Paris, other than it provides a target. President Obama is delusional on this,” continued Fiorina, with 3.5 percent of the popular vote and sixth in the GOP primary field of 13, according to the most recent averaging of polls by the nonpartisan website RealClearPolitics.com.
Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, also condemned the fatal attack Friday on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., saying the shooter is “deranged’ and should be tried for murder.
However, she said trying to link the killings to those who support the pro-life movement or oppose Planned Parenthood selling fetal tissue for research is “typical left-wing tactics.”
“The vast majority think what they’re doing is wrong,” Fiorina said.
She also addressed reports that the alleged shooter, Richard Lewis Dear, said “no more baby parts,” an apparent reference to the non-profit research sales.
Fiorina said Planned Parenthood stating recently that it would not long continue the practice “sounds like an indication they were.”