A resolution has been introduced in the House to impeach Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
The legislation (H. Res. 417) is sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and has 19 co-sponsors. The lawmakers say they are taking action against McCarthy because they feel she made several false statements at Congressional hearings, thus making her guilty of said “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
According to a press release from Gosar, McCarthy is guilty of making false statements at hearings on July 9, 2015, July 29, 2015, and February 4, 2015.
In a statement, Gosar said, “On numerous occasions, Gina McCarthy not only broke the law by lying to Congress, but in doing so she also lied to the American people in order to force misguided and overreaching regulations, which have no scientific basis, down our throats. Her agencies new mandates will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs and cause untold economic harm to communities throughout the country. She must be held accountable for violating the rule of law and the only way for that to happen is through the impeachment process.”