New York (CNNMoney.com) - A hearing to discuss the future of national energy policy got pretty ugly, as lawmakers slammed executives from five of the world's largest oil companies Tuesday.
At one point Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., called on Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America, to quit his job. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao, R-Louisiana went so far as to suggest McKay try a type of ritual suicide.
"Mr. Stearns asked you to resign. In the Asian culture we do things differently. During the Samurai days we just give you a knife and ask you to commit hara-kiri," said Cao, who is of Vietnamese descent.
McKay did not respond to these comments. However, he did say that a relief well will allow his company to get the leak under control "by mid-August."
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. called on executives from BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Shell Oil to answer before his House Energy and Environment subcommittee Tuesday. Specifically, he wanted to focus on the ongoing spill, renewable energy development and the effect of President Obama's six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling.
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Does the republican also hand out traditional knives to fellow republicans? I have a list ..
Just remember Rand Paul thinks that the President is "un-American" for being too tough on BP ... after all – in Rand Paul's own words .. "accidents happen" ... advocating the idea the BP is not really to blame ...
BTW, in Japanese "Hara" means stomach and "Kiri" means cut. I don't think having the oil execs commit Hara-Kiri would be an effective way to get away from fossil fuels, but maybe Sekiyu-Kiri would...Cut Oil
This idiot thinks the Brits are going to give her sorry ace a warm reception? She is a fool.
mid-August, what if it doesn't happen, are the ramifications
so what you said matters how much?
this hearing have any value?