Hey, Sen. Jim Inhofe! You forgot to include Scott Brown in your “give me a Republican Senate so I can let Big Oil and Big Coal murder the Environmental Protection Agency” tour!
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is hitting the road to fire up support for GOP Senate candidates opposed to Obama administration rules on coal and other energy sources.
Inhofe’s due to stop in Montana, Missouri and Ohio. Surely, it must be some sort of oversight that Sen. Inhofe isn’t making a stop in Massachusetts, amirite?
“We’re real close to a presidential election win and close to an election that will elect [Montana Republican Senate candidate] Denny Rehberg and give us a majority,” Inhofe said, according to the Billings Gazette. [...]
Montana was Inhofe’s first stop on a three-state swing in which he will stump for candidates who want to repeal environmental rules the Oklahoman opposes. The current ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Inhofe is in line to take the chair if Republicans control the Senate.
Elizabeth Warren detailed the Brown-Inhofe connection at the first debate:
Sen. Brown has been going around the country talking to people saying you’ve gotta contribute to his campaign because it may be for the control of the Senate. And he’s right. This race may really be for the control of the Senate. But what that would mean is, if the Republicans take over the Senate, Jim Inhofe would become the person who would be in charge of the committee that oversees the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s a man who’s called global warming a hoax. In fact, that’s the title of his book. A man like that should not be in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing their work. I just don’t understand how we could talk about going in that direction.
It’s not just fans of breathing clean air, drinking clean water, and enjoying a stable climate that should be worried. Inhofe’s also stumping for a Republican candidate who thinks that in some rape cases, the women really wanted to get raped:
Next week, Inhofe will become one of just a handful of GOP senators to publicly campaign for Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R) since his controversial “legitimate rape” comments, in which he suggested pregnancies were unlikely to occur after a rape.
In the House, Akin consistently voted against imposing various environmental and air-quality rules. But the rape remarks sent Akin’s campaign into a tailspin, as he now trails Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in most polls.
Read more about why electing Scott Brown would help Sen. Inhofe run wild in a Republican Senate, leading to disaster for our climate, air & water quality and for women’s rights, at KeepTheSenateBlue.com.