Minority Leader John Boehner (R) is already running away from Rep. Barton’s remarks about the tragedy of the escrow account and how President Obama should stop being so mean to BP.
And now the White House piles on …
Statement by the Press Secretary on Congressman Joe Barton’s Apology to BP
“What is shameful is that Joe Barton seems to have more concern for big corporations that caused this disaster than the fishermen, small business owners and communities whose lives have been devastated by the destruction. Congressman Barton may think that a fund to compensate these Americans is a ‘tragedy’, but most Americans know that the real tragedy is what the men and women of the Gulf Coast are going through right now. Members from both parties should repudiate his comments.”
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