Coloradans may have just received the disturbing truth as to why their two U.S. senators were missing in action when Congress was ready to vote to put thousands of Americans to work on the Keystone XL pipeline. Sadly, the reason is partisan politics – or rather, millions of dollars in campaign contributions from a California billionaire.
The good news is that there is still time for both senators to do the right thing for their constituents. In fact, their two votes would almost certainly put a Keystone XL bill on the president’s desk, finally putting an end to the politics of delay.
In Colorado, both Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet have consistently denounced the Washington politics miring President Obama’s Keystone XL decision. Bennet told The Wall Street Journal, “I do support [Keystone XL]. I think it’s become ridiculously political. It just has become another one of those idiotic Washington political games that bounces back and forth and doesn’t actually accomplish anything.” Read more »