If you want jobs and increased energy production, Senator Tim Johnson has again made it clear he is not representing you.
Eleven Democrats joined Republicans in a bipartisan effort to support the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Tim Johnson was not one of them. Despite the fact that Kent Conrad (ND), Max Baucus (MT) and John Tester (MT), all from this region, supported the passage.
The Democrats who crossed party lines on the 56-42 vote were: Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana, and Jim Webb of Virginia.
President Obama and Senator Johnson continue their efforts to block the creation of tens of thousands of jobs for Americans who are unemployed and looking for work as they ignore the struggles of South Dakotans paying for their continued partisanship at the pump.
Eleven Democratic Senators stood up against Obama and his anti-energy agenda. They chose to listen to a majority of their constituents and not be intimidated by the environmental left. President Obama has shown his willingness to support anti-energy causes at our expense. Unfortunately, Senator Johnson once again chose to act as a loyal puppet for Obama’s political interests rather than as a voice for the people of South Dakota.