He was for it before he was against it. Or something.
Via Hot Air
In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of “the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”
He did not explain how his name came to be on the petition.
“My work at the Council on Environmental Quality is entirely focused on one goal: building clean energy incentives which create 21st century jobs that improve energy efficiency and use renewable resources,” Jones said in his statement tonight.
Jones also said in his statement that “In recent days some in the news media have reported on past statements I made before I joined the administration – some of which were made years ago. If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize.”
On Twitter, Jake Tapper is reporting that sources are saying that Jones didn’t know what he signing.
Update #1: Van Jones was involved in the Truther movement as far back as 2002. Gateway Pundit has the details.
Update #2: Rep. Mike Pence is calling on Jones to resign.