Rex Rammell, the Rock Springs veterinarian running to be Wyoming’s governor, slammed both climate change and Gov. Mark Gordon’s response to it in his latest campaign video.
Rammell launched his campaign website this week, just under 300 days before the primary election in Wyoming. This is Rammell’s second campaign for the state’s highest office, as he lost in the Republican primary in 2018 to Gordon.
In the campaign video on his home page, Rammell touted his background as a vet and animal scientist to dispute claims about climate change.
“I’m just not buying into this theory that CO2 is destroying our planet,” Rammell said. “Plants live off CO2. I know there’s changes in our climate, but there’s always been changes in our climate.”
Rammell added that as a man of faith, he believed God was in control and would protect people. He added that it was presumptuous for people to believe that the “puny arm of man” could control the climate.
He also pointed to a speech Gordon gave to a group of journalists during the Wyoming Press Association‘s convention in 2020 when he said climate change was the “single most important issue on earth,” a statement Rammell disputed.
“Fossil fuels are the lifeblood of the American economy,” Rammell said. “I believe the greatest issue on earth is saving the American republic, and I think I know how.”
He said the way to do this was to return to the United States’ fundamental principles found in the U.S. Constitution.
Rammell also ran for Congress in 2016, coming in seventh and losing to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. He also ran unsuccessfully for office in his previous home state of Idaho, losing by a significant margin.
Climate change was not the only issue Rammell tackled with his new campaign website. He also had short videos explaining his stances on issues such as the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms), oil and gas, taxes, abortion and forest fires.