ICYMI: Sen. Barrasso calls Landrieu's Keystone vote "a show"

Yesterday on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Sen. John Barrasso R-WY explained what most people that are paying attention already understand: Mary Landrieu’s committee vote on the Keystone Pipeline is all for show. Look no further than the fact that not only has Senator Landrieu pledged to abandon her own bill once it leaves committee, she continues to be a stalwart backer of Harry Reid, who has been leading the Senate’s obstruction of the pipeline.

Senator Barasso on MSNBC's Morning Joe 2014-06-16.

Background:

·         Senator Landrieu Pledged To Abandon Her Own Keystone Bill Once It Leaves Committee. “’Then it's going to be up to [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid [D-Nev.] and [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell [R-Ky.] as to whether they can negotiate a straight-up vote on Keystone. That will be their negotiation. I will have done my part,’ Landrieu said.” (Zack Coleman, “Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline Set For Senate Panel,”Washington Examiner<http://washingtonexaminer.com/vote-on-keystone-xl-pipeline-set-for-senate-panel/article/2549668>, 6/12/14)


·         Landrieu Enthusiastically Endorsed Anti-Keystone Majority Leader Harry Reid To Continue Running The Senate. “’Absolutely,’ Sen. Mary Landrieu, a vulnerable Louisiana Democrat facing voters this fall, said when asked if she would back Reid as leader no matter the outcome of the November elections. ‘We all share in success, we all share in the failures; we’re a team. But Harry Reid has tremendous respect of members of our caucus. … I don’t believe that he would be challenged in our party for leadership until he’s ready to step aside.’” (Manu Raju & John Bresnahan, “Harry Reid Set To Lead Democrats, In Majority Or Not,” Politico<http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/harry-reid-senate-democrats-105322.html?hp=f3>, 4/3/14)

Posted on June 17, 2014 .