John McCain has long exceeded his usefulness as a conservative member of the US Senate. Ever since losing the 2008 election to Barack Obama, McCain has become more liberal than conservative. His most recent act of defiance against President Trump was leading several other Republicans in voting against rolling back Obama’s rule on limiting methane emissions from energy producing facilities.
In a rare victory for environmentalists under President Trump, the Senate rejected efforts to roll back an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions from energy production sites on federal land.
The vote over the greenhouse gas was close — 49-51 — with Republican Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins coming down against the resolution, which would have repealed the Bureau of Land Management’s Methane Waste and Prevention Rule.
In a statement, McCain said he voted against it because the effort made use of a legislative tool called the Congressional Review Act that would have blocked similar regulations in the future…
The only reason Obama made that rule was to put many energy producing plants out of business and force Americans to convert to more expensive green energy production of electricity. McCain’s effort may just work to destroy many energy producing plants in the US which will cost jobs and make the make the price of electricity skyrocket, which is exactly what Obama promised.