There is a double standard here, now that the shoe is on the other foot, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said. He said the administration has acted as if it can just wave a magic wand, and he complained about a range of Obamas decisions, from executive pay regulations to new biofuels rules.
Thune said its obvious the threat of regulatory action is being used to whip up support for the cap-and-trade bill. Theyre kind of playing this good cop, bad cop, he said. They are using every bit of running room that they have.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member on the Environment and Public Works panel and perhaps the Senates chief global warming skeptic, said Obama is going to go industry by industry with new regulations.
They have been doing this since they have control over everything, he said. Thats why they have so many czars who dont need Senate confirmation.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.