Republican compares EPA chief’s departure to Gadhafi’s fall

An outspoken GOP critic of the Environmental Protection Agency sees a parallel between the pending departure of EPA chief Lisa Jackson and the toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) said the change of leadership at the EPA might not be for the better.

“I don’t want a repeat of what happened in Libya when we helped topple [Moammar] Gadhafi and then we wound up having al-Qaeda,” McKinley told Environment & Energy Daily.

Asked to clarify, McKinley said, “I’m saying sometimes the known is better than unknown. Let’s make sure that we have the right person [at EPA]. And let’s see whether we want to go to the mat against them; maybe it’s someone we can work with.”

A spokesman told The Hill Friday that McKinley wasn’t directly comparing EPA to Libya.

Read more at The Hill. By Ben German.


  1. That is what the senate is suppose to do; vet the candidate for the office to determine the person's fitness to serve. The senate seems to be happy with rubber stamping nominees and have no concern about the system of czars that pervades the government. The lack of accountability in government goes through both houses, the judiciary and the executive branches.

  2. This concerns us all will those in government let the UN and the sars with obama take us down.
    or has all those in congree been bought off. and how much money does it take to buy them all off.
    and when it is all said and done just how safe will they and thier familys be???? with the chicago bunch
    no one is ever very safe. and should never be of thier lives. they will sqeese the life out of them.

  3. I hope they go after the scum lisa jackson she is a lier and she needs to be in jail I hope they find alot of crap she did the chicken is running scared now but Ovmit will help her because she did all the dirty crap for him close down EPA they are corupt and go beond there rights they need to be stoped now

  4. "A spokesman told The Hill Friday that McKinley wasn’t directly comparing EPA to Libya."

    Such a comparison is probably not fair to Libya – Qadaffi seemed to be more lenient on Libyan businesses than EPA is on American businesses.

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