Saturday in the weekly Republican address, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana facing off against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), said President Barack Obama is “rolling out the red tape” instead of “the red carpet” when it comes to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project.
“The State Department says that building this pipeline creates 42,000 direct and indirect jobs, has a negligible impact upon the environment and saves lives as there are fewer accidents shipping oil by pipeline instead of rail or truck,” adding “President Obama and his allies like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are more interested in rolling out the red tape than the red carpet for these jobs,” Cassidy said.
The Louisiana lawmaker continued, “Together, we must stop Harry Reid and the senators who support him from blocking the Keystone XL pipeline – blocking the jobs, the opportunity that it creates.”
“It’s time to retire Harry Reid as the leader of the Senate,” he added.
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