On Wednesday, the Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Sixty-two senators voted to authorize construction of the pipeline, five short of the 67 votes needed to override a presidential veto. Thirty-seven voted to sustain the veto.
— David Perdue (@sendavidperdue) March 4, 2015
Just who voted for these people??? Republicans say no to American-made steel for Keystone XL. Need to call for a vote of no confidence — NotForTheWealthy (@NotForWealthy) March 4, 2015
— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) March 4, 2015
Senate fails to override President’s veto on Keystone. Falls short of the 67 votes required. — Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) March 4, 2015
The legislation was vetoed by the president on Feb. 25; his first veto of major legislation as president.
Here’s how some reacted on Twitter:
— Dan Cox (@dangcox54) March 4, 2015
Well it looks like our new Senate failed to override the Veto for the Keystone Pipeline. Expected, but disappointing nonetheless.
— Joel Morder (@Joel_Morder) March 4, 2015
There are actually people blaming “spineless Republicans” for Dem Senators voting to sustain Obama’s veto of Keystone. I have no words…
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) March 4, 2015
Congress couldn’t pass Keystone after veto. Good.
— Brian W. Porter (@riding_road) March 4, 2015
— Doug Day (@mortgageprotx) March 4, 2015
SOOOO relieved!! http://t.co/JYLVzFU9WL
— Merle Ann Loman (@AMontanaView) March 4, 2015
Obama doesn’t care about jobs RT @Salon: After months of trying, Republicans’ attempt to force through Keystone pipeline ends in defeat
— Matthew (@Matthops82) March 4, 2015
Keystone got scuttled, Dems all about job creation and helping Americans at the pump….except when they vote on these matters
— Rothbardian (@HippieH8er) March 4, 2015
Congratulations to U.S. Senate Democrats for keeping President Obama’s KXL pipeline project veto in place…. http://t.co/xzdc1nX9XJ
— PennEnvironment (@PennEnvironment) March 4, 2015
“Senate Fails In Bid To Override Obama’s Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline http://t.co/O4k0XQTyqE” Checks balances in action!! WOOT!
— Ben Nichols (@Nichols_mlchs) March 4, 2015
See how your senators voted here: