It doesn’t get more ironic than this, and took some serious hutzpah (via Hot Air)
White House Keystone veto hitting inboxes now. pic.twitter.com/uJTmuZDysU
— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) February 24, 2015
As Allahpundit notes
The bit about “circumventing longstanding processes” is a reference to the loooooooong State Department review — six years and counting — of whether Keystone, which would create more than 40,000 jobs during its construction, is in the “national interest.” That review is supposedly what’s being “cut short” by the bill on Obama’s desk. Although Sean Davis is right: In an era of unilateral presidential lawmaking, Congress attempting to set policy with bipartisan support (this one got 63 votes last month) itself qualifies as “circumventing longstanding processes.”
How many times has Obama stated that since Congress (you know, the body empowered by the Constitution to pass law, as opposed to the Executive Branch, Constitutionally empowered to enforce the law) wouldn’t act, he would? In this reverse case, Congress has every right to pass legislation such as this bill.