U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected the application from a Canadian company to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline—and right on cue, the 2016 presidential candidates from both parties are weighing in on the decision.
Republican and Democratic candidates have long taken their sides before Obama’s announcement today, with considerations ranging from the environmental impact of constructing the cross-border pipeline to the economic implications (read: more jobs) of granting TransCanada Corporation the presidential permit for the pipeline.
They made their thoughts known on the matter soon after the decision. First, the Republicans:
Most, as can be seen, would have granted the permit to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Democrats, however, largely support the Obama administration on this issue:
Poll leaders of both parties—Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton—have yet to weigh in on the matter. Another missing tweet-thought is from Dr. Ben Carson, who might be tending to other more pressing matters at the moment.