And the Obama Sheeple know it. According to Hot Air, EPA employees were so upset after Trump won that they had to take sick leave. And a few days ago, an unnamed employee reported more than a few friends were still coming to work in tears.
But for those who are more committed to science than to politics, things are looking up. In December, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee issued a report on their investigation into the firing of an Energy Department scientist.
The committee determined there to be an institutional disregard for separation of powers that amounted to “a reckless and calculated attack on the legislative process itself, which undermines the power of Congress to legislate.”
“Institutional disregard” is a polite way of saying that the Obama administration was so determined to have its own way that it actually forbade Energy Dept scientists from giving Congress information about their work and fired one who gave Congress information requested.
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the committee, said, “In this staff report based on lengthy record before the committee, much has been revealed about how senior level agency officials under the Obama administration retaliated against a scientist who did not follow the party line.”
“Moving forward, the department needs to overhaul its management practices to ensure that Congress is provided the information it requires to legislate and that federal employees and scientists who provide that information do so without fear of retribution.”