Republican suggests Obama went easy on BP to win cap-and-trade backing

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 11:22am

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is suggesting that the Obama administration went easy on BP before the 2010 oil spill in return for a pledge to support cap-and-trade legislation.

Gohmert, questioning an Interior Department offshore drilling official at a hearing Wednesday, cited BP’s history of safety problems when asking about tougher federal oversight that has followed the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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