By Johanna Persing
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement regarding President Obama’s decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline:
“President Obama’s decision to block the Keystone XL energy pipeline is both economically destructive and politically self-serving. He has sacrificed 20,000 American jobs and an affordable, secure energy source simply to please his liberal base. With Americans suffering from high unemployment and high energy prices, the president has once again ignored the needs of the American people,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
“Obama’s failure to lead on the economy is a reminder of how desperately America needs a new direction. Today, Barack Obama proved he will say anything to save his job but do nothing to create jobs for the unemployed. America cannot afford four more years of misplaced priorities.
"We need a president who puts the interests of the American people ahead of the special interests.”