Senate Dems Call on EPA Chief to Resign
Four Senate Democrats have called for EPA administrator Stephen Johnson to resign.
Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) say Johnson has repeatedly put politics before public health and the environment and have called on Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate Johnson on allegations of perjury and obstruction of Congress.
The senators believe an investigation is necessary to determine whether Johnson made false statements regarding California’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.
"Johnson’s EPA has shown an extraordinary disregard for the law," Boxer told reporters today. "It’s unlawful, the things they have done. And by extension, they’ve shown a disregard for the people that we represent and for all the American people."