Perez on Trump Administration’s EPA Firings

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Trump Administration fired half the members of a major scientific review board at the Environmental Protection Agency:


“There’s a name for Donald Trump’s environmental policy: aggressive stupidity. The scientists he just fired have been working on nothing more political than making sure our water is safe to drink and our air is safe to breathe. By turning them into political targets, Trump is proving yet again that he doesn’t care about ordinary people. All he cares about is giving corporations free reign to pump up their bottom line, even if they’re pumping hazardous waste into the environment to do it. It’s sad that Trump and the GOP haven’t gotten the message that millions of protestors around the world marching for science and climate action sent them recently—we’ll just have to make sure it comes through loud and clear on Election Day.”