Laws designed to combat climate change won't do anything but hurt economic growth, said Sen. Marco Rubio—seen as a likely GOP presidential candidate.
In a CNBC interview Wednesday, the Florida Republican sought to further clarify his position on the politically charged issue of climate change.
While acknowledging the climate is changing, he said: "I do not think these laws are going to do anything about it. And I'm not going to help destroy the American economy."
In recent days, Rubio has been walking back his weekend comments about "human activity … [not] causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it."
The first-term senator was peppered with climate change questions Tuesday at the National Press Club, where he announced plans to give more workers a way to save for retirement.