Rep. Waxman accuses GOP of murder

Republicans ‘getting away—literally—with murder’

Rep. Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) literally accused House Republicans of literally getting away with murder with their latest batch of energy legislation.

Roll Call reports:

House Natural Resources ranking member Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) did not spare the harsh rhetoric when unloading on a Republican energy proposal slated for a House vote this week.

The legislation is a "monstrosity," a "Trojan horse," an "all-out assault" on the environment and a "massive giveaway" to the oil industry that would not lower gas prices by "one cent," the two lawmakers said. …

Continuing his response, Waxman upped the ante, saying Republicans are "getting away — literally — with murder" because of their record on the environment.

"Some of these pollutants do harm, and they may even lead to fatalities," Waxman said.