Laughter erupted after former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson refused to answer a question asked by, former Clinton VP choice, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

In Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Kaine asked Tillerson about allegations that Exxon Mobil knew as early as the 1970s that the burning of fossil fuels posed a potential issue for the environment. In addition, Kaine insinuated that Exxon Mobil and Tillerson in fact funded a number of outside groups that downplay or dismiss climate change.

Watch the exchange below:

(h/t; The Blaze)

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Dyllan is a Staff Writer for HYPELINE News and a contributing writer for Red Alert Politics. He's also the Communications Director for Brandon's Forever Home; a 501(c)3 organization working for the bettering of the foster care system. When not working he enjoys time on the golf course.

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