If there was ever a shovel-ready project, it's Keystone.
But today, Obama vetoed the bill. Why? Because we haven't completed the never-ending studies to tell us the project is safe.
The only problem is, those studies are done and there's absolutely nothing standing in the way except for Obama being beholden to the environmental leftists opposing the project.
All politics. All the time. That's Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.
The Senate received Obama's veto message and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led chamber would attempt to overturn the veto by March 3.
Obama rejected the bill hours after it was sent to the White House. Republicans passed the bill to increase pressure on Obama to approve the pipeline, a move the president said would bypass a State Department process that will determine whether the project is in the U.S. national interest.
"Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest," Obama wrote in his veto message.
Flashback ABC/WaPo poll
65% of Americans say build it!