The anti-Trump coalition made up of Democrats, Obama loyalists, and at least one Republican traitor, never miss an opportunity to throw a wrench in the machine to bring Trump’s agenda to a screeching halt.
A vote supported by Trump to repeal a regulation on methane emissions implemented during Obama’s administration has failed. The vote was extremely close, but one turncoat from the Republican side voted against President Trump. Can you guess who?
The tally was 51 to 49, and the deciding vote came, not surprisingly, from none other than our least favorite war hero, “Traitor” Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
The Daily Caller reported:
The Senate could not muster the votes Wednesday to overturn an Obama-era regulation on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations on federal lands.
If McCain had voted to ax the methane rule, the Senate would have been deadlocked and Vice President Mike Pence would have been able to cast a tie-breaking vote.
House lawmakers passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) bill to repeal the methane rule in February. President Donald Trump was expected to sign the measure if it had passed the Senate.
The methane rule is expensive, burdensome, and unnecessary, according to Senate Republicans:
The rule sets sharp limits on the amount of methane that can be leaked from energy development on public lands. Obama claimed the rule cut down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Republicans claimed that the rule is burdensome, redundant and ineffective.
Friends of the Earth, an environmental watchdog group, characterized the vote as a victory for the planet and a defeat for “big oil.”
“Today’s victory against Trump’s plan to hand our public lands to Big Oil is a win for the American people, Lukas Ross, an activist with the environmental group Friends of the Earth, said in a press statement. “Reducing venting and flaring from oil wells will reduce emissions contributing to climate change and save public resources. Today the Senate proved it will not always rob taxpayers to line Big Oil’s pockets.”
But the energy industry says the regulation is too costly and inhibits energy production:
“America’s natural gas and oil industry supports commonsense regulation, but the BLM’s technically flawed rule on methane emissions is an unnecessary and costly misstep,” Erik Milito, Upstream director at the American Petroleum Institute, said in a press statement. “The rule could impede U.S. energy production while reducing local and federal government revenues.”
Once again, Senator McCain betrays and hinders Trump from accomplishing what America put him in office to do. It is high time the Republican party sent McCain packing. The American people want Trump doing exactly what he’s been attempting, and that is to undo everything Obama did. If McCain isn’t willing to get on board with it, then he needs to go!
Source: The Daily Caller