Schumer Statement On Report That Secretary Of Commerce Wilbur Ross Threatened Firings At NOAA After The Agency Contradicted President Trump’s Erroneous Claims

September 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the report that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross threatened to fire employees at NOAA after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would impact Alabama:

“Secretary Ross appears to be learning all the wrong lessons from President Trump’s friends President Putin and Chairman Kim. What started as an embarrassment from the president has snowballed into thuggish behavior from a Cabinet Secretary to force scientists to bow down in obeisance to an anti-science president.”