The hypocrisy of liberal state attorneys general in their pursuit of climate change “deniers” and, specifically, ExxonMobil, is on stark display in their bitter response to subpoenas served by the House Science Committee.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said through his spokesman that he won’t be intimidated by the committee’s subpoena to appear and explain the AGs’ cause. But we are to presume that intimidation wasn’t intended — of course not! — when the AGs subpoenaed ExxonMobil and various climate change skeptics.

The crusading AGs had to wipe the egg off their faces when one of their own, Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker, withdrew his subpoenas, naming more than 100 scientists, universities and free-market institutes, when some of those targeted actually pushed back, The Washington Times reports.

Still, Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, insists that the House committee’s subpoenas are “harassment” and an “abuse of power.” We suppose “abuse” depends on who’s issuing the subpoenas.

And while the same AGs suggest racketeering by those who dare to question the “settled science” of climate change, they, themselves, colluded with environmentalists, who briefed them on prosecuting the “deniers,” The Times reports.

Free speech on climate science is not the malicious “fraud” that the AGs make it out to be. They should exercise their own First Amendment right, preferably before the House Science Committee.

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