Barrasso: Obama's Keystone Call a 'Terrible Mistake'

Wednesday, 08 Feb 2012 03:18 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Sen. John Barrasso says President Barack Obama made a “terrible mistake” by blocking the Keystone pipeline and putting “his own political fortunes” ahead of national security. The Wyoming Republican also told Fox News’ Neal Cavuto the fact that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in China shows Canada could find a new market for its oil.
 
“Well, I think the president has made a terrible mistake, and he has tried to put his own political fortunes ahead of the importance of energy security and job security of the American people,” Barrasso said. “I think it is a terrible mistake for our country. So you have the prime minister of Canada in China saying America doesn’t seem to want our oil, we will sell it to China.
 
“Those are good jobs here on the ground, almost 20,000 jobs here at home, direct jobs in constructing the pipeline, and it is energy security for our nation,” he said. “And instead we are going to send more money to Saudi Arabia and to Venezuela. And I lay right it at the feet of the president, who is blocking this Keystone pipeline.”
 
Barrasso noted a House panel Tuesday passed a bill that would force Obama’s hand on Keystone and override the administration’s decision to postpone building the pipeline, and the Senate is also working on legislation. Cavuto said it won’t be easy and is the equivalent of overriding a presidential veto, which requires a congressional super majority.
 
“Well, the House today in their Energy Committee has passed a bill — we have a huge number of co-sponsors in the Senate — but the president seems to be dug in on this,” Barrasso said. “And we’re going to continue to remind the American people that in terms of energy security and in terms of national security, we ought to be trading with our closest neighbor and partner, Canada.
 
“And Canada is now, by going do China today saying: ‘We can’t trust America as a business partner.’ I want to make it cheaper and easier for the private sector in America to create jobs — and it is just not working that way with this president,” he continued. “He is saying no to American jobs — and the people of this country realize what a terrible mistake and decision it is that the president is doing.

“But he is using it to raise money on his website, this at a time when just the other day, Neil, USA Today has said we are looking at $4-a- gallon gasoline by Memorial Day,” Barrasso continued.

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