Rep. Paul Gosar, (R-AZ), is moving to impeach EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. (Follow this link to read Rep. Gosar’s resolution.) While I don’t think that McCarthy’s offense rises to the level of an impeachable offense, Rep. Gosar’s resolution isn’t without merit.

Rep. Gosar notes that, “on Feb. 4, McCarthy [testified that] the EPA was ‘not expanding jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, we are not eliminating any exemptions or exclusions in this proposal, we are in fact narrowing the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act consistent with sound science and the law.'” Rep. Gosar then highlights the fact that “the EPA’s website contradicts this, saying that 3.2 percent of additional waters will be found jurisdictional and that ‘until now 60 percent of our streams and millions of acres of wetlands all across the country were not protected.'”

McCarthy insists that the two conflicting statements don’t conflict with each other. Further, it’s clear that this administration isn’t interested in “narrowing the jurisdiction” of federal regulators. That statement is ridiculous. When then-Candidate Obama said that he wanted to “fundamentally transform” America, he didn’t mean that he’d insist on limiting the scope of government.

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