Kimberly Willingham (202) 225-3035
April 27, 2012
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement and called for the resignation of EPA Region Six Administrator, Al Armendariz, after a tape surfaced of his toxic comments:
“Elitists, like Al Armendariz, do not understand that we don’t have subway systems in east Texas. Hard-working, taxpaying Americans have to get in their cars and drive, sometimes long distances, in order to get to and from work. In his zeal to “crucify” the Evil Oil Companies, Armendariz is placing a crushing burden on overwhelmed Americans who have to choose between food for their families or gasoline to get to work.
The specific game plan of this administration’s “War on Big Oil” will not adversely impact major oil companies. Instead, their policies will repeal business deductions for small independent oil and gas companies who drill and maintain 95-percent of the wells in the continental United States. In fact, his “crucifixion” strategy will nail small independent companies to the cross – leaving true Big Oil to make even more profit.”
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. He is also a Senior Member on the Natural Resources Committee. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.
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