Boehner: A Keystone Veto “Equivalent of Calling the American People ‘Stupid’” | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) kept the focus on jobs in his weekly press conference with Republican leaders today, discussing the upcoming House vote on a manufacturing jobs bill and keeping the heat on President Obama and Senate Democrats to approve the Keystone pipeline.  Following are Boehner’s remarks:

“We’re back at work this week and continuing to make the American people’s priorities our priorities, and clearly that means a focus on jobs.  With another bill to promote manufacturing, the House this week will add to its total of jobs bills that are awaiting action in the United States Senate.

“Tonight, the Senate has an important opportunity to send a bill to build the Keystone pipeline to the president’s desk.  And let’s be clear about this: A Keystone pipeline veto would send the signal that this president has no interest in listening to the American people.

“Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn’t care about the American peoples’ priorities.  It would be [the] equivalent of calling the American people ‘stupid.’”