VIDEO: On Blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline, Chris Matthews Laments President Obama “Made A Mistake on That… We Just Know the Benefit Was Kissed Goodbye To”

June 4, 2012

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WASHINGTON, DC - Appearing this morning on Morning Joe, Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, said of the decision to deny the Keystone XL Pipeline project that President Obama “made a mistake on that.” Matthews lamented that the Keystone project is a “good job-creation program” that would bring “tangible construction jobs” to the United States, but with President Obama still blocking the pipeline, “we just know the benefit was kissed goodbye to.”

With millions of Americans out of work, the shovel-ready Keystone XL Pipeline and the tens of thousands of jobs it would generate is at the top of Congress’ To Do List. House Republicans have passed more than 30 jobs bills, including many such as expedited approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to expand energy access and production. Our Plan for America’s Job Creators is a step in the right direction to support both energy security and economic security.