House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Tuesday blamed the Obama administration for a disastrous chemical spill in West Virginia.
He said at a news conference in D.C. that the country had enough environmental and health regulations, but they were not being properly enforced.
“The issue is this, we have enough regulations on the books,” Boehner remarked. “What the administration ought to be doing is actually doing their jobs. Why wasn’t this plant inspected since 1991?”
“I am entirely confident that there are ample regulations already on the books to protect the health and safety of the American people,” Boehner added. “Somebody ought to be held accountable here.”
“What we try to do is look at those regulations that we think are cumbersome, are over-the-top and are costing our economy jobs. That’s what our focus continues to be.”
Every asshole in Ohio who voted for this putrid fuck should be waterboarded with methylcyclohexene methanol.
What are the odds on our intrepid media confronting this orange shitheel over this outrageous bullshit, and, I dunno, actually looks at the history of deregulation and Republican efforts to neuter the EPA and other regulators? I put the odds at zero and dropping.