People are funny. Judd Legum is a die-hard partisan who works for the Center for American Progress. For some reason, four years ago he decided to use his position to (successfully) get me removed as a writer for 538. You all know the story.
Well Judd is back to harass. Apparently more than 160 articles about me at CAP were not enough.
Well, I’ve long had enough abuse and bullying from these guys. So Judd, rather than you sniping at me on Twitter with lies and innuendo, let’s do this in person and for real. Let’s debate the issues that you profess to care so deeply about, and that I am so wrong about, in a public forum. Should be an easy win for you.
OK@juddlegum of the Center for American Progress persists with an aging smear campaign against me.
Let’s cut to the chase.
I challenge him to a public debate on climate science & policy.
Please spread this far and wide.
Let’s see if he can back up his Wikileaks🙏
I’m ready Judd. https://t.co/c72XwXm1ho
— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) April 5, 2018
I have no doubt we can use the event to raise money for important charities. Mine will be Doctors Without Borders.
Judd, whenever convenient, I’ll come to you. You can come here. Whatever.
What do you say? You got some substance behind the Wikileaks and Twitter bravado?
It’s guaranteed he will decline the offer. And that will tell you all you need to know.