Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:11 AM
DonViejo (25,496 posts)
Dems Call For Vote Delay After Court Orders Release Of EPA Nom's Emails
Source: Talking Points Memo
By CAITLIN MACNEAL Published FEBRUARY 17, 2017, 7:55 AM EDT
Senate Democrats on Thursday evening urged Republicans to delay the confirmation vote for Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt after a court ruled that emails between the Oklahoma attorney general and the fossil fuel industry must be released.
An Oklahoma judge on Thursday ordered the state attorney general's office to release more than 2,500 emails between Pruitt and members of the fossil fuel industry, like Koch Industries and the National Coal Council, by Tuesday. The ruling came in a case brought by the Center for Media and Democracy in January, in which the group said Pruitt failed to fulfill open records requests.
Pruitt's confirmation vote is scheduled to take place on Friday, but the ruling has prompted Democrats to call for a delay.
"This information ought to be evaluated before Republicans jam his nomination through to lead the EPA. The Majority Leader should delay the vote to confirm Mr. Pruitt until the Senate has had time to review the documents the Oklahoma judge has ordered to be released. This is basic due diligence and fairness," Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said in a statement.
Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/scott-pruitt-judge-emails-fossil-fuel
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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:53 AM
mn9driver (1,335 posts)
3. The worse the content of those emails, the less likely the Turtle will delay the vote.
The Republicans are a criminal, anti-American organization. And they know they don't need to pretend otherwise any more.
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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:10 PM
Hortensis (14,082 posts)
5. You called it. It'll still be interesting to see what's in
those thousands of emails. Could they possibly reveal worse things than we already know about this cretin, though?