When Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) had EPA Chief Gina McCarthy on the hot seat Thursday, you could certainly see why Sessions used to be such a successful federal prosecutor — for 12 years he was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.
During an extraordinary Q&A with Obama’s EPA boss about the agency’s commitment to combat “climate change,” Sessions peppered her with questions she couldn’t or wouldn’t answer. It was the sort of grilling that many conservatives have come to expect from the fiesty, no-nonsense GOP lawmaker…and wish they would see demonstrated by others in Congress.
During a hearing on the EPA’s request for a substantial increase in funding, Sessions criticized McCarthy for her agency’s “extraordinary overreach,” saying, “you are apparently unaware of the push-back that’s occurring in the real world.”
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“You’re asking this economy to sustain tremendous costs” to combat so-called climate change, noted Sessions, who contended the EPA’s moves to impose tremendous costs on the economy are inconsistent with data that show global “increase in temperature well below” what computer models predicted. McCarthy disputed that claim.
Concluding his blistering attack on the agency’s actions, Sen. Sessions said that it’s “a stunning development that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency…doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong.”
You can watch Jeff Sessions v. Gina McCarthy by clicking on the video above.
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h/t: The Blaze
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