I was just speechless when I read this, science committee.
Remember, these are elected representatives that serve on a federal committee for science and technology.
Couple that with one of the highest income inequalities in the world, highest teen pregnancies of any other developed nation as well as infant mortality rates, systemic effort to destroy public education
, failing of infrastructure, oligarchy which made the banks too big to fail, jail and even fine. And most importantly very strong anti-intellectual hyper-superstitious culture, where any politician can't do a speech about any topic without mentioning some nebulous god creature.
As an outsider this looks very scary.