Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTop GOP senator warns of weekend work on Trump nominees Overnight Finance: Scoop – Trump team eyes dramatic spending cuts | Treasury pick survives stormy hearing Mnuchin: Tax reform shouldn't add to the deficit MORE (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that President Obama and environmental activists within his administration are now trying to protect fish from water.
“The radical environmentalists in this administration want to protect this fish from too much water,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “What’s next, protecting birds from too much sky?”
McConnell questioned the administration’s justifications for halting the water project, saying, “anything in the universe could have an adverse effect on this minnow.”
McConnell also said this was just one more example of the administration’s “radical environmental agenda” harming Kentuckians.