The former roofing contractor boasted of bringing more than 30 years of business experience to bear on his crusade against what he frequently described as onerous, burdensome, job-killing regulations. That was the intent, he said, when he participated this week in a subcommittee hearing on a proposal by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers on roofing projects.
But in doing so, the Sherwood Republican drew criticism from a consumer advocacy group that said he had no business participating in a hearing on a regulation governing an industry to which he still has ties.
Huh? Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.