Solyndra-Obsessed Upton Once Pushed For A Loan To Now-Bankrupt Solar Company

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) is leading the year-long Republican witch-hunt-to-nowhere on clean energy loans, but he once pressed Energy Secretary Steven Chu for multiple loan guarantees, including for a solar company in Michigan that filed for bankruptcy Tuesday. In 2009, Upton and Michigan lawmakers vouched for United Solar Ovonic, writing, “We believe these applications are worthy of serious consideration by the Energy Department.” Despite his hypocrisy, Upton plans to continue probing Solyndra, extending a battle that has not turned up any wrongdoing. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), another lawmaker who continues to attack Obama for a “reckless disregard for the laws,” easily forgets he too asked for a loan, on behalf of the electric car company Aptera Motors.

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