Why? Well, there's been a new correction to the National Climate Data Center's observational record, which had already been somewhat corrected in the early years. The older correction actually reduced the estimated overall global warming over the observational record, and the new correction did, um, nothing much worth noting, but you wouldn't know it to hear people like Smith talk.
The corrections look like this.
Smith's response to this obvious bit of subversive chicanery looks like this:
“NOAA needs to come clean about why they altered the data to get the results they needed to advance this administration’s extreme climate change agenda,” Smith said. “The Committee intends to use all tools at its disposal to undertake its Constitutionally-mandated oversight responsibilities.”I am losing my mind - I'm really upset that such a person even exists, never mind that he supposedly represents me.
For Rob, from the letter to Smith written by ranking committee minority member Eddie Bernice Johnson: