Monday, January 23, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Betsy DeVos Will Not Oppose Guns In Public Schools Because You Know, Grizzly Bears

As she did with most questions, she waffled.
Murphy asked, "Do you think guns have any place in or around schools?"
DeVos fell back on her usual deflection that it is for states to decide, which set Murphy off.
Incredulously, he asked, "You can't say definitively today that guns shouldn't be in schools?"
With disingenuous wide-eyed misunderstanding, DeVos replied, "I will refer back to (Wyoming) Senator (Mike) Enzi and the school he was talking about in Wyoming. I think probably there, I would imagine that there is probably a gun in the schools to protect from potential grizzlies."
Murphy ended his questioning by telling her he looked forward to her visiting his state to discuss guns in schools with a disgusted tone. I was seriously surprised that he didn't throw all of his papers on the floor while walking out.

RE: Please do not support the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA

RE: Please do not support the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA

Dear Senator Durbin.

As your constituent I am gravely concerned about Scott Pruitt heading the Environmental Protection Agency and I am asking you not to support his nomination.

As Attorney General of Oklahoma he has abused his power as an elected official to attack charities on behalf of agribusiness interests -- specifically attacking The Humane Society of the United States because of their work to crack down on cockfighting, puppy mills, and intensive confinement of animals on factory farms.

I have concerns about Scott Pruitt leading the federal agency responsible for a number of important animal issues, including animal testing for pesticides and chemicals, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution from factory farms.

I urge you not to support Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA. He has abused the power of his office as Oklahoma's Attorney General in order to attack and silence animal welfare groups because he disagrees with their political views.

Thank you,
Lombard, IL 60148