The Senator is telling his Montana constituents he supports Keystone XL, but he was a key vote to stop Republicans from salvaging it
Joe Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from Montana’s public school system, laying off thousands of Montana workers, and devastating the economies of Canada, Montana, South Dakota, and other states dependent upon the pipeline. In addition, Biden crippled the nation’s energy independence, which has thus far been unable to harness the power of unicorn flatulence to keep America’s economy running.
As Montana Daily Gazette reported last week in the article, Tester Lying About Supporting Keystone XL and is Trying Hard to Kill Montana Jobs, the rotund Montana rogue politician has been speaking out of both sides of his mouth (which is no easy task when it’s covered by a mask all the time). While claiming he is against the pipeline closure, Tester has done everything possible to support its demise.
Along with supporting Biden’s pick for Interior Secretary, Deb Haaland (who has promised to flood the state with wolves) and will shut down the petroleum industry because “climate change is inherently racist,” he also supported the “election” of Joe Biden who preemptively promised to shut down Keystone XL, which was previously covered here. But now, Tester just provided a key vote against an amendment proposed by Montana Senator Steve Daines that would have saved the pipeline.
Sen. Daines proposed an amendment to the budget process in the U.S. Senate that would have placed the Keystone pipeline’s fate in the hands of the U.S. Congress and not Joe Biden’s feeble, fumbling hands. It is highly likely that the U.S. Congress would not scuttle the Keystone XL because of the 50-50 margin in the U.S. Senate and several Western-states holdouts, and also right-of-normal Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin who is increasingly at odds with the Biden Administration.
But thanks to Tester who voted against Daines’ amendment to save the Keystone XL, closing Montana’s energy economy remains firmly within Biden’s power.
Daines tweeted in response to Tester’s vote, “Early this morning while the American people were asleep, Senate Democrats chose to flip flop on their support for my Keystone XL pipeline amendment.”
Tester at first voted for Daines’ amendment to save Keystone, but later capitulated due to Democrat pressure and voted to shut it down, take millions away from Montana’s public schools, and lay-off thousands of Montana workers.