You know, that apology…
“I’m speaking totally for myself, I’m not speaking for the Republican party … but I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” Barton said.
He called it “a tragedy of the first proportion, that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, a $20 billion shakedown.”
Barton’s point was that BP should pay for damage claims but should be allowed to follow the “due process and fairness” of the American legal system.
I’m certainly not qualified to comment on whether the US president has the right to force BP to cough up $20 billion. Continue reading