Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, scheduled to vote today on the nomination of Gina McCarthy as the new head of EPA, boycotted the procedure. That denied the committee the quorum it needed for the EPA nominee vote. This is sheer obstructionism and game-playing. It is inappropriate behavior.
McCarthy is a strong nominee; her record and qualifications are well-known and appreciated. She has answered over a thousand questions posed by Senator David Vitter of Louisiana alone, but he led the boycott.
Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma should show leadership. He has publicly stated that Gina McCarthy is a friend, and someone whose work and character he admires.
Moms, here is a list of the Senators who boycotted the hearing of EPA nominee Gina McCarthy:
- David Vitter, Louisiana, Ranking Member
- Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma
- John Barrasso, Wyoming
- Jeff Sessions, Alabama
- Mike Crapo, Idaho
- John Boozman, Arkansas
- Deb Fischer, Nebraska
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