Hurray for members of the House Science Committee. Before starting the meeting, they had environmental activist Josh Fox removed from the proceedings. A cameraman from ABC was also asked to leave. They lacked the proper press credentials.
Of course, one of the Democrat members wanted to change the rules to allow the filming, but the GOP chair demurred and the motion was tabled.
It’s about time members of the House and Senate stand up to these environmental whackos and say enough of your BS propaganda.
From Politico, here’s an excerpt;
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Josh Fox was arrested Wednesday morning after attempting to film a House Science Committee hearing on hydraulic fracturing.
Fox was led out in handcuffs by the Capitol police shortly after 10 a.m., before the hearing could be gaveled into order. The “Gasland” director was attempting to film the hearing looking into EPA’s investigation of potential water contamination from natural gas drilling in Pavillion, Wyo.
“I’m within my First Amendment rights, and I’m being taken out,” Fox shouted as he was led away.
Fox has been charged with unlawful entry, according to Capitol police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.
Fox is working on a sequel to his Oscar-nominated “Gasland.”
An ABC news crew was also turned away from the hearing. The committee chairman has the discretion on whether to allow uncredentialed members of the media to film hearings, according to a democratic staffer.
The committee recessed after Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) called a motion to suspend the committee rules and allow for Fox and the ABC crew to film the hearing.