Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) — who often suggests that the government should keep its hands off, well, just about everything — took to the House floor last week to criticize the Obama administration for being too hands off on the Gulf Coast oil spill.
“We haven’t seen competence in the government’s hands-off policy with this disaster,” Bachmann said, criticizing the government for being “nowhere to be found.”
The administration, they were hands off. They didn’t do anything. Where were the boats that could have been commandeered by the government to be sent into this region to deal with that oil plume as it was coming up to the water and destroying marine life? Nowhere to be found. Why? The administration was hands off on this policy.
(h/t Think Progress)