Non-Sequitur of the Year
According to PoliticusUSA:
I don't see how you can get that from an assertion that science should be more open.
“The days of ‘trust-me’ science are over,” said anti-science Congressman Lamar Smith, who serves as chairman of the Science Committee, according to The Hill. “In our modern information age, federal regulations should be based only on data that is available for every American to see and that can be subjected to independent review.”
In other words, if Republicans don’t like that results of scientific studies and data, they should have the freedom to ignore it and implement policy accordingly.
I already know what “non-sequitur” means. I do not require a concrete example.