This is the sort of thing Rick Perry got in trouble for. Saying stupid shit.
In response to an Iowa voter's question about Newt Gingrich's forthcoming book that will include a chapter about climate change written by a global warmist professor out of Texas Tech, he responded with this tortured answer (in part):
"We didn't know that they were doing that, and we told them to kill it.”
We killed that which we knew nothing about?
One can only hope ol' Newt meant something other than that which came pouring out of his mouth.