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Ouch! Democrat claims Portland hit 180 degrees during summer heat wave

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By Thomas Catenacci
Daily Caller News Foundation

Democratic Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer claimed that parts of his district hit a scalding 180 degrees this summer during remarks at the ongoing United Nations climate summit.

“We are in a race against time,” the congressman said at a press conference Wednesday alongside several of his Democratic colleagues.

“It took on new urgency for me this year with the horrific events,” he continued. “There was one day this summer in Portland, where temperatures in the heart of my district hit 180 degrees. People died.”

Blumenauer, 73, added that the U.S., particularly President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats, were prepared to combat climate change through ambitious legislation and by partnering with the private sector. Blumenauer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and about 20 other House Democrats traveled to the conference to engage in climate negotiations with world leaders this week.

The Oregon congressman’s comments appeared to refer to a July local news report that the pavement on a Portland sidewalk was measured at one point to be 180 degrees. Vivek Shandas, a professor at P

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