|Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor discuss the Keystone proposal|
By Naomi Bernstein and Emily Chassman
“We did nothing wrong...They are the irresponsible ones,” Republican Speaker John Boehner said at a press conference on March 9.
The Speaker placed the blame of the lack of oversight of the report of the environmental effects of the Keystone Pipeline on Democrats.
“Obama was allowing his partisan politics to come between the jobs that would be created for the American people…” he said. “You can trust the republicans…We are clearly in line with the desires of the American people.”
The Republicans see this as a clear mistake on the part of the Democrats, but the Democrats mention the time limits placed by the Republicans on the President as a reason for the alleged lack of oversight.
At the press conference, Minority Leader Elijah Cummings stated that he has met with the Obama Administration to discuss the allegations.
“The executive branch…felt as though it was rushed by the republican part of Congress due to the 60-day time limit [to make a decision about the pipeline]” he said.
As the back and forth between the parties continues, the investigaton of the allegations made by Susan Mendax is taking place, and an answer to whether or not the pointing of fingers is even necessary will be available soon. #