CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sen. Mike Enzi says his son didn't benefit from the senator's position in landing a job with a company that received almost $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a carbon-capture project that never got off the ground.
Enzi, a Republican seeking his fourth term in office, was questioned about his son Brad Enzi's involvement in the Two Elk Energy Park on Thursday at a Wyoming Public Media debate in Riverton.
Anne MacKinnon of WyoFile, an online journalism site, asked Enzi whether Wyoming voters should be offended that his family seems to benefit financially from his Senate position.
Enzi responded that his son has a right to work for the company and that he voted against spending money on the project.
Other Republican candidates criticized the situation.