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Alec Baldwin: James Inhofe, Anti-EPA Oklahoma GOP Senator, Is An 'Oil Whore'

Posted: 03/19/2012 1:53 pm Updated: 03/19/2012 2:09 pm

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Actor Alec Baldwin took to his Twitter page over the weekend to unload on Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), repeatedly referring to the notorious anti-EPA legislator as an "oil whore."

During an environmentally focused diatribe against BP and fossil fuel dependence, Baldwin launched the following jab at Inhofe. The senator is a noted climate change denier who has also recently drew the ire of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, who attacked the senator as "big oil's top call girl" earlier this month.


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Oil Whore Jim Inhofe has betrayed every man and woman who lost their livelihood on the Gulf due to BP's overwhelming negligence...

Baldwin later stood by his claim, calling Inhofe "Oil Whore" in a number of other tweets.

In a response to reporters, Inhofe's camp took issue with the tone of Baldwin's discourse.

These kind of outrageous statements made recently on Twitter by Robert Kennedy Jr. and Alec Baldwin stand in stark contrast to the civil debate Sen. Inhofe had with Rachel Maddow last week. In truth, the far left and Hollywood elites have lost on their pet cause of global warming. The only way to get attention these days is to make outlandish and irresponsible comments on Twitter.

Speaking with Maddow on her MSNBC show last week, Inhofe declared that she, "[EPA Administrator] Lisa Jackson and [California Senator] Barbara Boxer are my three favorite liberals, because I enjoy watching you very much."

Inhofe continued: "Lisa, she even has a picture of my 20 kids and grandkids hanging on her wall. She and I get along fine."

The EPA later confirmed this comment to The Hill.

Apart from his controversial statements about climate change and the EPA's environmental regulations, Inhofe was also among those responsible for working to block a measure to raise BP's liability cap from $75 million to $10 billion in the wake of the massive 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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