• Dem Senator Joe Manchin Slams Obama’s Threat To Veto Keystone Expansion

    West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is the latest high-profile lawmaker to come out against Obama’s brazen threat to veto any Keystone Pipeline bill that lands on his desk.

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday that “if this bill passes this Congress, the president wouldn’t sign.”

    Today, Manchin came out swinging and blasted Obama’s veto threat.

    “He never even gave it a chance,” Manchin said on Fox News. “That’s just not the way you do legislation, it’s not the way a democracy works, and it’s not the way the three branches of government should work.”

    Manchin helped introduce the Keystone bill, and said he thinks he can collect the 67 Senate votes needed to override Obama’s veto.

    “We could have a good piece of legislation that we could have 67, 70, 75 votes on — a good product when we’re done,” Manchin said Thursday as the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources debated the Keystone legislation.

    The Keystone pipeline already has support from a majority of the American people.

    A CBS News/Roper poll taken in May, 2014 found that 56 percent of Americans support the pipeline’s construction while just 28 percent oppose it. And Manchin’s bill needs only 4 more supporters to override Obama’s nutty veto.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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