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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:11 AM

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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Atman Feb 17 #1
yeoman6987 Feb 17 #2
mn9driver Feb 17 #3
Hortensis Feb 17 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:14 AM

1. "This is basic due diligence and fairness"

Which means the Republicans will not agree to a delay.

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:18 AM

2. They want to go home for the week

 

Vote will take place at 1 o'clock. Creeps!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 11:53 AM

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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Response to mn9driver (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:10 PM

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?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:13 PM

4. Emails - Real fucking emails

the Swamp Rats have no sense of fairness or a need to allow trutgh to be told. Yertle will cram this vote ASAP.

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