Controversial Energy Dept. Official Resigns

HONOLULU – Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on Sept. 1 released the following statement on William Bradford’s resignation as director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy after media reports exposed bigoted and misogynistic comments he had made online:

William C. Bradford

“I welcome William Bradford’s resignation from his position as the director of the Office of Indian Energy. His many offensive online statements, including that the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II was ‘necessary,’ are truly beyond the pale, especially as he was appointed to lead an office that serves minority communities.