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'They lied': Rosie O'Donnell holds nothing back over East Palestine disaster, reminds Americans of EPA's history
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'They lied': Rosie O'Donnell holds nothing back over East Palestine disaster, reminds Americans of EPA's history

You know it's bad when they've lost Rosie O'Donnell.

In a video posted to TikTok, the liberal comedian skewered the Biden administration's response to the East Palestine train derailment, which she called "a tragedy of epic proportion."

Specifically, O'Donnell, an unenthusiastic Biden supporter, targeted the Environmental Protection Agency over what she believes has been an apathetic response.

"I've been reading all the news about this horrible train derailment and chemical spill — toxic poisoning — in Ohio. Fish dying, chickens dying and animals getting sick, and people getting sick, and then the EPA comes out with a very non-alarmist 'Everything's OK; don't worry about a thing' statement, and it's infuriating," she said.

O'Donnell said she does not trust the EPA, especially after 9/11. Infamously, the EPA declared Ground Zero was safe, free of health hazards.

That, however, tragically turned out false. More people, in fact, have died from cancer and medical problems related to the attacks and their hazardous aftermath than from the attacks themselves.

"They lied to the American people. I don't believe the EPA," O'Donnell said again.

O'Donnell likened the East Palestine incident to other infamous environmental catastrophes, including Love Canal and Three Mile Island. "They've poisoned hundreds of thousands of people. Their lives [are] ruined," O'Donnell said, "they don't have anywhere else to go."

"This is a tragedy of epic proportion, and it's criminal negligence by that chemical and train company," O'Donnell said. "And nothing’s being done about it. It's not on the news enough. It's not something that people are talking about. It's like being pushed to the back burner."

Anything else?

O'Donnell's video was received positively in conservative circles and by other people critical of the government.

She responded to the praise by denying that she had "finally" woken up. Instead, O'Donnell said this is how she feels about "all national tragedies."

“I didn’t finally wake up. This is exactly what I feel at all national tragedies," she responded. “This is what I feel: compassion for my fellow man, disappointment in a government that doesn’t take good enough care of its people, and frustration at the way corporate entities seem to have impunity in this country now."

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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