Energy

Congressman spouts off at Energy Sec Chu [VIDEO]

Rosella Age Contributor

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, outlining the Obama administration’s efforts regarding oil prices.

But North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry challenged Chu for falling short, and related it to his home state, where gas costs as much as $4.19 per gallon.

“I have heard nothing from you today that indicates a policy this administration has put in place that will meaningfully impact the price at the pumps, other than driving it up!” McHenry told the secretary.

“And to tell my constituents, with 10 percent unemployment in Western North Carolina, that you need to buy a Nissan Leaf?”