Bernie Sanders: Keystone Will Return, But Obama Must Veto It Staff
Posted: Nov 19, 2014 11:03 AM
CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Senator, the writing seems to be on the wall even though your side was triumphant today. The new Congress has a lot more Republicans, if they keep enough Democratic votes, which it seems like they will, it seems that this might be passed, and Mitch McConnell is vowing to bring it up first thing. SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vermont): I think you're right. I think it will be brought up, I think they have the votes to pass it, and it is absolutely imperative that the president veto it and if he does veto it, I think we have the votes to sustain that veto. Look, Chris. At the end of the day, the scientific community is very clear. We have got to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels, move to energy efficiency, move to sustainable efficiency. The idea of encouraging production of the dirtiest oil on the planet is totally insane. It is exactly what we should not be doing. I'm glad it was defeated today and I will do everything I can to urge the president to veto this when it is likely passed in the next session.