As the Senate nears a vote to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Obama is threatening to veto it — despite overwhelming popular and bipartisan support for approving the studied-to-death oil pipeline.
The Senate, still under Democratic control until January, is only allowing a vote in an attempt to save Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) seat. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has blocked previous attempts to vote on the pipeline, which the GOP-controlled House has already approved.
House Speaker John Boehner gave a few comments on the president’s threat today, and said that if Obama carries out that threat, it would amount to calling the American people, who strongly support building the pipeline, “stupid.”
Boehner is clearly referencing comments made by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, which have been caught on tape over the past couple of years but have only recently come to light. In some of those comments, Gruber bragged that Democrats played on the “stupidity of the American people” to pass Obamacare into law.