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This is about his -- BP -- is now saying that it's ruptured well could start gusting at 60000 barrels a day crews are working -- -- -- to.
Mobil 100 ton concrete and steel box -- -- -- to help cap the well -- just.
Drop in on that -- to see -- it just stops it.
A BT just saying that they -- could be in place by Monday meanwhile the White House is still.
On -- whole -- fire for what Republicans are -- a very slow response to the entire disaster my next guest wants.
Congress investigated thoroughly while there.
Indiana congressman Mike Pence joins -- right now.
Com mania is what appeared Connors and a little too early to be investigating anyone's response in the in in this crisis right I mean we -- Do of the Christ.
Well course we have to deal with crisis this is then ongoing.
Tragedy not only for the environment before the families and businesses affected in the region and the American people expect.
Our federal government.
To take action but they also expect answers.
I mean the American people want this congress to get to the bottom of what happened on April the twentieth.
But I think they also want to get to the bottom of why this administration was so slow to respond of the administration essentially.
I did not fully deploy cabinet level officials until April the 288 days after the explosion.
The president of course didn't address it significantly until nine days after the explosion so yes so we need to be can.
Well a lot of these guys were the same way would be happy little I think I exhibit with a semi and I no -- -- -- charging.
You're right to do that and the Democrats did that with President Bush during Katrina but.
Will win it when this first occurred and there was the crack in the -- that collapse and those eleven guys went missing.
The most treated as what seemed to be its search and rescue mission.
And and that duo was to China we're looking for these eleven -- missing guys now presumed dead.
And added we've land on the assurances of the of the company BT in this case.
That was apparently telling everybody that was the focus and not the oil so we should have done more your site.
And they -- Well well I I don't know what the answers are Neil I think congress ought to be asking the questions -- -- good.
You know today the administration said so those of us that are saying the American people deserve answers were quote badly misinformed well.
You know the administration I think three days after the incident occurred work according to the Associated Press dismissing the severity of it.
The New York Times in an editorial on May the first actually set and I quote.
Should not have waited -- should it intervene much more quickly wolf I I don't know if that's the case.
But I know that all of this repetition about day one day one day one.
The full force of the federal government was there on day one is belied by the facts and by the time line it is again to quote New York Times I don't do often.
The timeline is damning here so I think congress has a duty.
We need to make sure that -- the resources are available.
To protect both the people to businesses and the environment of the gulf.
Against this this ongoing disaster but elbow thing.
We -- -- immediately be about -- -- getting answers.
About what happened on April pointing -- -- this -- below and we ought to get some answers about why the federal government and so many levels of what's motorists.
If -- aren't quick to try to wanted answers on who knew what and when which isn't very legitimate concern and how do you feel about those.
Who then seized on this disaster.
-- to just say stop all offshore oil production -- we get.
So the bottom of this.
Well I think it's a very real concern that clearly there are those in the environmental left.
And in public life today who want who would who -- trying to exploit.
Two deny the American people more access to American oil you know house Republicans.
We held the house floor -- back a couple years ago to demand no lift.
A lifting of the long term moratorium on offshore drilling the president just a little while back city was open to a certain small amount.
Of offshore drilling off Virginia and other places but now -- in the wake of this of this catastrophe.
This ongoing disaster now there are those that want to deny the American people more access.
You don't know wouldn't it be when you wouldn't be prudent congress and just it's -- this rig collapsed and it started stolen -- -- than anyone thought.
Let's just wait to see what that happened if this would happen again we have -- on -- face on her face all over again.
Well if you're saying -- I think that we ought to suspend any additional offshore domestic exploration.
While we get to the bottom of this incident.
I I I I ask why if that if that made any sense -- we should suspend any oil production on the existing rigs.
In the Gulf of Mexico and he -- would recognize that that is ridiculous.
The American people deserve action in the gulf to confront this so widening disaster but they also deserve answers about what happened on the twentieth.
Make sure it never happens again but also what we gotta do you know the federal government has got to respond quicker than in two days without with the full force of the government.
To a disaster like this.
Congressman good to -- Egan thank you very much thank you.
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