Donald Trump was elected to undo the damage Barack Obama inflicted upon America.
Democrats and their allies in the Fake News Media sat in nervous anticipation as to how that would play out.
And now William Barr just put the final nail in the coffin of this terrible Obama legacy.
No state has fought harder against the Trump administration’s efforts to unshackle the American economy by rolling back Obama anti-American regulations than California.
California colluded with four automakers to undercut the Trump administration rolling back Obama’s fuel efficiency standards.
So the Department of Justice – led by Attorney General William Barr – announced it would launch an anti-trust probe into the automakers as well as the administration stripping away California’s ability to set its own fuel efficiency standards.
The Trump administration is opening new fronts in its legal war with California and much of the auto industry over clean air rules, taking steps toward punishing two of the major opponents of the president’s efforts to roll back Obama-era regulations.
The administration’s tactics include an expected effort to strip away California’s authority to set its own air pollution standards for cars and trucks, as well as a new Justice Department antitrust probe into four automakers that are voluntarily cooperating with the state’s clean air goals. The administration also warned California on Friday that its attempt to circumvent the administration’s rollback of federal rules is illegal.
All three actions represent a striking escalation of pressure from the administration, and come weeks after President Donald Trump publicly rebuked the “politically correct Automobile Companies” that are resisting his efforts to let them produce more gas-guzzling vehicles. Ford Motor Co., Honda, BMW and Volkswagen announced a voluntary agreement with California this summer to meet the state’s air pollution goals despite the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel efficiency standards at their current level.
California has turned into a rogue state.
Its Attorney General routinely sues the Trump administration over policies that crack down on illegal immigration.
They hand pick Obama judges in California to hear their cases because the Democrats that run California know the Obama appointees can be counted on to hand down decisions that thwart Trump initiatives.
And many Trump supporters are thrilled to see the administration fight back against California on this front.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.