Speaker Boehner on Today’s Keystone Decision: President Obama Is “Shipping American Energy Security to the Chinese” (VIdeo)

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) pledged to continue fighting for the thousands of much-need jobs the pipeline will create – especially for those hit hardest by the Obama administration’s disastrous economic policies.

“President Obama is destroying tens of thousands of American jobs and shipping American energy security to the Chinese.”

The Republican Speaker released this statement today:

At a press conference today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other House Republicans blasted the Obama administration’s decision to deny new jobs to tens of thousands of Americans and surrender America’s energy security to China by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. Speaker Boehner pledged to continue fighting for the thousands of much-need jobs the pipeline will create – especially for those hit hardest by the Obama administration’s disastrous economic policies. Following are video and text of Speaker Boehner’s remarks:

“President Obama is destroying tens of thousands of American jobs and shipping American energy security to the Chinese. There’s really – there’s no other way to put it: the President is selling out American jobs for politics.

“The President was given the authority to block this project only – and only – if he believes it’s not in the national interest of the United States. Is it not in the national interest to create tens of thousands of jobs here in America with private investment? Is it not in the national interest to get energy resources from an ally like Canada as opposed to some countries in the Middle East?

“The President has said he’ll do anything that he can to create jobs. Today that promise was broken. The president expedited the approval of the Solyndra loan project, but won’t approve a project that’s been under review for over three years.

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