Senate Leader: NRC Commissioner ‘Lied To Congress’ — Could bring Senate to grinding halt…(We can Only Hope!)

Thursday, April 19, 2012
By Paul Martin

By ENENews
April 19th, 2012

Title: Harry Reid Goes Nuclear: NRC Commissioner ‘Lied To Congress’
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Ryan Grim
Date: Apr. 19, 2012

A GOP nominee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission “lied to Congress” and “disqualified herself” from a second term, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday. Reid’s blunt opposition to the Republican pick is part of a longer battle over the direction of the agency that regulates nuclear power — an aggressive step that has infuriated his counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). [...]

On Wednesday afternoon, Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson sought to clear up the mystery. Svinicki, 45, is being shot down, he said, because she lied. “Senator Reid opposes Commissioner Svinicki’s re-nomination because she lied to Congress about her past work on Yucca Mountain,” Jentleson said. “Furthermore, Commissioner Svinicki has an abysmal record on nuclear safety, demonstrating that she puts the interests of the nuclear industry ahead of the safety of American citizens. Senator Reid has consistently supported qualified Republicans for the commission and is open to supporting others, but Commissioner Svinicki has disqualified herself and does not deserve to be re-nominated.” [...]

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