EPA isn’t led by amateurs. It’s led by professional socialists who understand that environmental regulation can be used to capture economic control and political power.
Politico reports that Gingrich said that the EPA doesn’t know anything about regulations in the real world, especially because the agency is led by “an amateur.” Gingrich explained:
I think there’s a virtue to having somebody who actually knows what they’re doing. We’ve tried three years of an amateur and it hasn’t been all that good an experience. We’ve had Republican presidents. We’ve had Republican presidents with a Republican congress. They didn’t change EPA. They slowed down the rate of decay. I think you’ve got to actually replace the agency if you’re going to make it work because I think the people in the agency are committed to a worldview that is incompatible both with our local freedoms and with free enterprise.