GOP Leader: Obama Targets Nuclear Regulator

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 02:22 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Senate Republicans are chiding the White House for failing to renominate a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who publicly complained that the panel's Democratic chairman was an intimidating bully.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky denounced the "curious lack of action" on Kristine Svinicki's reappointment to the NRC and called further delay unacceptable.

If Svinicki's nomination is not sent to the Senate soon, McConnell said Wednesday, "we will be forced to conclude that the reason is related to her honorable actions as a whistleblower — that she's being held up in retaliation for speaking up against a rogue chairman."

A White House spokesman declined immediate comment.

Svinicki and three other NRC commissioners complained publicly to Congress last year that NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko's actions could compromise nuclear safety.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Supreme Court Likely to Deal With Obamacare Subsidies Next Year

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:56 AM

With the White House and most of official Washington still reeling from the back-to-back contradictory Obamacare rulings . . .

Two-hour Arizona Execution Sparks Calls for Rethink on Death Penalty

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:22 AM

Lawyers for a double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours called for an outside review of . . .

Fans Protest Tony Dungy's Clarification on Sam Comments

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:06 AM

NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy has clarified his comments on drafting Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, but D . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved