We may take for granted the idea that the GOP is hyper-focused on cutting the federal budget and such infamous boondoggles as loan guarantees for the energy industry, but they aren’t.
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) was assigned to write legislation that would cut $380 million in loan guarantees to clean-energy companies. But nothing happened with that idea, because Kelly never wrote a bill. He got distracted.
What was Representative Mike Kelly distracted by? Fast and Furious and Benghazi. Nothingburgers. And that’s not all.
“It was a priority, and it remains an issue of interest. But Mike’s efforts shifted when he chose to focus more on holding the administration accountable with regards to [Operation] Fast and Furious. And then when the Benghazi tragedy occurred, that took the cake,” said Kelly’s spokesman, Tom Qualtere. Now that Congress is in a new session, Qualtere said, Kelly might introduce the bill at last.
Or maybe not.
“Now there are even more priorities and actions that he’s personally leading — such as the march against the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty,’’ Qualtere said. “So it’s up in the air.”
Evidently, the march against a treaty that would regulate the import and export of weapons to the world’s conflict zones where they are used to gun down innocents is a much higher priority than ridding ourselves of green energy socialism.