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Rand Paul: Why Not Dump Energy Department?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is doubling down on his allegation that nanny-state energy policies are screwing up America’s bathrooms.

Paul made waves last month when he lambasted an Energy Department official over various appliance efficiency standards, alleging they restrict consumers and saddle them with ineffective products — including toilets that Paul said don’t work in his house.

But most of the Department of Energy is an impediment to producing energy. Not one barrel of oil is produced by the Department of Energy. But the Department of Energy stops a lot of oil from being produced,” Paul said.