In January of 2011, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) went on Real Time with Bill Maher and proudly admitted he didn’t accept evolution or climate change:
Based on what he said, he clearly didn’t understand evolution or climate change, either. (“I believe I came from God, not from a monkey.”)
I bring this up now because Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski discovered a change in Kingston’s Wikipedia page made over the summer. The section stating that Kingston was an evolution and climate change denier was scrubbed:
More importantly, if you trace back the IP address making the change, you realize it leads right to… the House of Representatives.
In short, someone from within the House (perhaps even someone from Kingston’s office) was trying to whitewash the truth from his Wikipedia page.
But why would someone try to change his page then, more than two years later?
Well, it might have something to do with the fact that Kingston, around that time, announced that he would be running for the seat of retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) in 2014.
I’m sure it’s all just a big coincidence.
For the time being, Kingston’s Wikipedia page includes his science-denialism. Hopefully it stays that way. People should know the truth about him before they vote for his opponents next year.