12 May '11, 5pm

ConocoPhillips CEO Mulva refuses to apologize for saying it is "un-American" to end oil subsidies

SCHUMER: I want to ask you a specific question, do you think anyone who advocates cutting these subsidies is un-American? Yes or no, sir. That one we deserve a yes or no answer on, it was your release that said “un-American.” Yes or no? MULVA: Senator, maybe you can hear me out on this because it’s a very important question. SCHUMER: Do you apologize for it? MULVA: Make no mistake, were these proposals enacted…they would place U.S. oil companies like our company… SCHUMER: Sir, I have limited time. I know your view. Do you consider it American to have another view? Yes or no? MULVA: Senator, I believe policies under consideration are going to have a very adverse impact with respect to energy policy. SCHUMER: There are many people who disagree with that. … Do any of you others consider it un-American to be against the subsidiy that you’re for? If you do, raise your hand? [No...

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