Connie Mack Slams Bill Nelson and Obama on Keystone XL
U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, running in the Republican primary to challenge Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November, came out swinging on Thursday as he looked to make the Keystone XL Pipeline an issue. Mack, chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, took aim at Nelson and President Barack Obama on the issue.
"The bottom line for Bill Nelson and Barack Obama is this project could have and should have started sooner, but they put their politics above what was best for Florida consumers,” Mack said in a statement on Thursday. “Every action the president has taken to stop the Keystone XL project has been supported by Bill Nelson, or he has remained silent, while gas prices have continued to hurt our economy. It's simple: Bill Nelson and Barack Obama would rather waste money on Solyndra instead of approving measures to ensure private-sector jobs and sound foreign policy. Enough is enough. Construction of the Keystone XL project's southern portion is happening in spite of the Obama administration, not because of it."