Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko should have been fired by President Barack Obama months ago. We can only assume politics in some form kept him in office.
But there is no partisanship involved in complaints by the NRC's other four members, two Republicans and two Democrats. All four signed a letter to Obama expressing "grave concerns" about Jaczko.
Jaczko withheld information from his fellow commissioners regarding the proposal for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada. He has "intimidated and bullied" NRC staff, according to the letter. He has ignored opinions of the majority of commission members and told NRC staff to withhold information from him.
Again, four of the commission's five members agree on that. Jaczko himself is the only dissenter.
In terms of the public's safety, the NRC is among the government's most important agencies. It needs an honest, capable leader. That means Jaczko should go.