Senate Democrats Send Letter to Trump Requesting New FERC Members

NOTE: This story was written before today’s breaking news that Trump has selected two FERC nominees. Looks like the Lib Dems have gotten their wish.

Something is going on, and we still haven’t figured out what it is. We reported a real head-scratcher two weeks ago when a group of far-left House of Representatives Democrats sent a letter to President Trump imploring him to appoint new members to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (see Anti-Drilling Democrats Ask Pres. Trump to Fill Up FERC). FERC is the agency that, among other things, reviews and approves interstate oil and gas pipeline projects. The agency has been without a quorum since Feb. 3, when Norman Bay quit in a huff (see FERC Commissioner Resigns Threatening Major M-U Pipeline Projects). There are currently only two Commissioners, both Democrats, out of five. At least three are needed to vote and make major decisions. So far there’s not been a peep from Team Trump about nominating three Republicans to the board. So why would a bunch of lefty Dems even want Trump to appoint new members? As it is, projects are slowed or stalled without a quorum. Let’s add to the mystery. Yesterday another group of lawmakers, this time Senate Democrats, sent Trump yet another letter about populating FERC quickly. Among the Senate Dems making the request are some of the worst in the Senate: Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (from Massachusetts) and her sidekick Ed Markey (also from Mass.). Al Franken, former pornographer and Saturday Night Live alumnus (from Minnesota). And more. The Dems, who are opposed to everything Trump does, are obviously coordinating this effort and view it as an opportunity of some sort. So we once again as the question, why do the Lib Dems want new members appointed to FERC–members who will favor fossil fuels and the pipelines that deliver them?…

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