Co-host of Fox News’s The Five, Dana Perino, recalled some of her reporting about the ongoing environmental disaster in East Palestine, Ohio on Wednesday in a discussion framed around the failures of the federal government’s response.
Perino offered her sober analysis of the unfolding catastrophe and cited the area’s Republican congressman’s satisfaction with the Biden administration when asked by Jesse Watters to weigh in on who dropped the ball.
“Pete’s not off the hook,” Watters declared, taking a shot at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
“There’s a big town hall tonight in East Palestine where residents are going to be able to grill officials for answers. And the congressman there is promising to save a seat for the transportation secretary. Dana, so nice job with the EPA guy. What was your read on his level of honesty?” Watters asked, referring to comments earlier about an EPA official clearing the area for people to return to their homes.
“I didn’t think he was being dishonest, but I think that what we found in the morning is, that was in the 10:00 a.m. hour, in the 9:00 a.m. hour, we interviewed the congressman from that area, Republican Bill Johnson,” Perino replied, referencing interviews on her morning news program.
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