“Well, that’s a disappointment to us, Wolf, and the president fails his first big test when it comes to whether or not he wants to work with Congress,” said Thune. “Saying that somehow this is circumventing a process – this process has been in place now for six, seven, eight years. There have been multiple environmental impact statements done. All of the analysis that can be done has been done.
“It’s time to make a decision. The president doesn’t want to make a decision, and I think he is listening to his left-wing base. A lot of folks in the extreme environmental community, I think, have his ear on this issue, and it’s unfortunate because it’s going to stand in the way, really, of getting something I think the majority of Americans want, and something for which there is bipartisan support here in Congress.
“We’ll have a lot of Democrats in the Senate and in the House as well that will vote for this. The question is, do we have a sufficient number if the president vetoes it to override the veto. I think that’s the question we don’t know the answer to at this point.”
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