Cassidy: Dems Trying to ‘Gruberize’ Keystone XL Pipeline Opposition

Cassidy: Dems Trying to ‘Gruberize’ Keystone XL Pipeline Opposition

Senator-Elect Bill Cassidy (R-LA) argued that the Democratic Party was trying to “Gruberize” their opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline and revealing “their prejudice against these working jobs on Monday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.

“The American people are incredibly upset with the president’s policies and the direction he’s taken us in. And you can start with Obamacare, in which if you’re not getting a subsidy, you’re getting hammered…but it goes beyond that Bill, if there is one party for working family it is the Republican Party. Working families want to see Keystone built, they may not have the job, but they know a family like there’s that will, and they look at this and it’s a no-brainer, and yet the president and his party find every excuse to kind of, if you will, Gruberize us, deceive us as to ‘well, this is the reason we can’t do it’ when we know it’s only their prejudice against these working jobs” he stated. 

Cassidy said that the GOP should try to make Obamacare “less onerous or replace it,” but that any attempts to do so by Congress will be vetoed, but would try to create a bipartisan consensus on fixing the law so that employees don’t have their hours cut.  

He concluded that while their will always be some “tension” within GOP Congressional ranks, he believed they would be able to make good on their campaign promises.

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