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Sen. James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, has made some fairly outlandish claims over the past few years, but this one takes the rugelach.

In an article published by Mother Jones on Dec. 2, political journalist David Corn recounted a run-in he had with Inhofe in December 2009. While roaming around a climate change summit in Copenhagen, speaking his truths to anyone who would listen, Inhofe told Corn that a number of “Hollywood liberals and extreme environmentalists” were responsible for what Inhofe deems the climate change hoax.

When Corn asked for specific names, Inhofe delivered a doozy right out of the gate: Barbra Streisand.

Yes, that’s right. In the midst of recording a new album, touring and becoming an active, vocal champion for awareness of women’s heart disease, America’s favorite Funny Girl has been spreading lies about climate change. She’s a busy lady, you know.

Streisand was not amused by Inhofe’s comments and took to Twitter to voice her concern after posting Corn’s article.

“This would be hilarious if it weren’t so frightening. I thank Sen. Inhofe for singling me out as a voice against the perils of climate change,” she tweeted Dec. 2. “God help us! This man is going to head the Committee on the Environment in the US Senate. Like giving a fox the keys to the chicken coop.”

Did we mention that Inhofe is poised to become the leader of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee? And don’t forget his book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.

Papa, can you hear me? Things are looking dire.

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