White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today strongly indicated that President Obama will veto legislation in Congress that would allow construction of the Keystone pipeline.
Asked if Obama would veto the bill, Earnest asserted that the proper venue for deciding on Keystone is within the administration, not in Congress.
“There is a process that’s underway that’s going through it’s regular course.” Earnest said. “The State Department is the proper venue for reaching this determination.”
The legislation has passed the House. It is unclear is the Senate will also approve the measure. A key vote is set for tonight.