Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the comments were surprising.
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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has come under fire over remarks she made about a can of moose meat that was handed to her as a gift from a little girl. “It could gag a maggot,” she reportedly said. Well, such antics have drawn the ire of Alaska’s congressional delegation, who have labeled her remarks as disrespectful.

It’s a somewhat shocking development given that McCarthy has won over staunch anti-EPA politicians, like Sen. James Inhofe, through her work ethic. Even U.S. energy company executives acknowledged that McCarthy listens to their concerns over regulations. McCarthy has even been known to offer concessions, highlighting her reputation as a pragmatist. All of this was documented in a March 6 piece in the Wall Street Journal, which also captured “moose meat- gate:”