Landrieu Tries to Claim Credit for Cassidy's Work... Again

With her back up against the wall and her time in the Senate quickly dwindling, Senator Landrieu has gone to an old play in her playbook – take credit for something Bill Cassidy did first.

Landrieu wants the Senate to, finally, pass a bill to build the Keystone XL Pipeline – a bill identical to one authored by Dr. Bill Cassidy. Of course, The Hill is reporting that Landrieu demands credit for it.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because Landrieu similarly tries to take credit for flood insurance reform, even though that law was passed as the Grimm-Cassidy amendment.

One thing is clear – with a track record that includes voting for President Obama’s agenda 97 percent of the time, months of inaction on the Keystone XL Pipeline and stalled offshore drilling revenue sharing reform, Mary Landrieu would rather take credit for someone else’s accomplishments than her own.

“Instead of leading for Louisiana on key issues like the Keystone Pipeline, flood insurance, and revenue sharing reform, Senator Landrieu just wants to claim responsibility for other people’s work. It’s obvious why – her own record puts her well outside the mainstream of Louisiana and reflects the Washington, D.C. values she has picked up over the last 17 years of living away from our state.” – Jason Doré, LAGOP executive director

Posted on November 13, 2014 .