Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Wednesday Republicans pushing against ExxonMobil investigations are an example in “how big corporations rig the system.”
The Massachusetts liberal gave an aggressive defense of the now months-long investigation into Exxon’s internal research on climate change, in an editorial with The Washington Post.
Warren, who co-wrote the piece with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, lambasted the GOP for defending the oil company, as well as the global warming skeptics supposedly aligned with Exxon.
“Those investigations,” Warren and Whitehouse write, “may be making ExxonMobil executives nervous, and their Republican friends in Congress are riding to the rescue.”
Their comments were in reference to Texas Rep. Lamar Smith’s decision in July to issue subpoenas to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and eight environmental groups focusing on nonprofit groups for supposedly hiding information related to global warming.