Sleazy: Former EPA Head Gina McCarthy Joins Pegasus Capital

One of the things we admired about Donald Trump and his candidacy was his pledge that members of his administration would agree to a lifetime ban against lobbying for foreign powers, and a five-year ban on lobbying for American companies after leaving their jobs. It’s about time we cleaned up the sleaze in Washington–the revolving door of achieving power and then using (we’d call it abusing) their former position of power by becoming a lobbyist, or as it is sometimes called, an “advisor” in a firm. Advisor is just another name for lobbyist. Companies, oh say like Pegasus Capital (investment firm with boatloads of money) hires a former high-level official who has long tentacles still reaching into the agency they once worked in, oh say like Gina McCarthy at the Environmental Protection Agency. What do you know? It’s just happened. Pegasus has hired McCarthy as an “operating advisor.” Disgusting and sleazy…

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