America wouldn't be having so much trouble with Russia and ISIS if President Obama would embrace a "true all-of-the-above energy strategy" and approve the Keystone XL pipeline, according to Rep. Corey Gardner (R-Colo.)
"Many of our allies are tethered by aggressive regional powers like Russia, which dominates the Eastern European energy market," Gardner said Saturday in the GOP's weekly video address. "Energy development here at home and boosting our allies abroad would make America safer."
And while arguing that greater energy independence could also provide existential safety and economic security from groups like ISIS, Gardner said that, "Thanks to the president's inaction, we are no closer to building the pipeline today than we were six years ago." --Jon Terbush