Paul blasts committee members over toilets

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul scolded the Energy Department Thursday, saying the agency makes Americans buy toilets that don't flush properly.

During a hearing of the senate's Energy and Natural Resources committee, Paul switched gears from talk about light bulbs and blasted the 1.6 gallon restriction on toilets.

The law has been in the books since the 1990's.

Paul said his toilets don't work and he's been waiting for 20 years to complain about it.

"You don't care about my choices," Paul said. "You don't care about the consumer frankly. You raise the cost of all the items with your rules, all your notions that you know what's best for me. Frankly, my toilets don't work in my house. And I blame you and people like you who want to tell me what I can install in my house, what I can do."

Paul said he found I appalling and hypocritical he was being restricted in what kind of toilet he could buy.

The energy official, Kathleen Morgan, told him she would help him buy a toilet that works.

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