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GOP Wants to Take "ClimateGate" to Copenhagen

"ClimateGate" is going to Copenhagen, but one outspoken Republican is crying out that he will not be there because of Democrats' partisan politics.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was expected to join a bipartisan congressional delegation House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is taking to the U.N. conference on climate change currently under way in Copenhagen. He was nominated to join the delegation, but his name is not on the list of attendees, according to the Hill newspaper.

"It's really a question of whether they are excluding someone who has a different opinion than 'Isn't this wonderful?,'" Issa told the Hill, though he acknowledged he may still possibly be allowed on the trip.

Issa has called for the U.S. government to investigate climate science, after stolen e-mails showed some disputes between scientists. Detractors of climate science say the e-mails are proof that the evidence of global warming is questionable.

According to the Hill, Issa announced that while in Copenhagen, he planned to "enlighten" members of the world community about the "questionable science" of climate change.

While the details of the delegation are not yet set in stone, other Republicans -- including other climate change skeptics -- are expected to go to Copenhagen with the speaker. They include Reps. Joe Barton (Texas), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Fred Upton (Mich.) and John Shadegg (Ariz.). A couple senators, including James Inhofe (R-Okla.), may also attend.

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