McConnell Says Coal Country Kentuckians Will Invade Washington

Posted July 25, 2014 at 5:05am

“The EPA plans four public hearings on its proposed “Clean Power Plan” for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, but none of them are in ‘coal country’ — much to the chagrin of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY),” Roll Call reports.  

“The hearings, which the EPA expects to be well attended, are planned for Atlanta, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh next week.”  

Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell said that Kentuckians will just have to come to the U.S. capital instead.  

Said McConnell: “Apparently, the Obama administration isn’t all that interested in what Kentucky thinks. Well, if Washington officials won’t come to Kentucky, then Kentuckians will come to Washington. I plan to testify. And so do several of my constituents. Even though they’ll have to travel hundreds of miles to get here, these Kentuckians will make Washington understand that they are more than just some statistic.”