President Obama continues to embarrass the Republican Congress.
First, Republican leadership caved on their promise to not fund Obama’s illegal amnesty order and today the Senate failed to override the president’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Stopping Obama’s illegal action on immigration and passing the approval for the Keystone pipeline were the top two priorities for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
Republican control of Congress has resulted in zero policy advances for conservative voters.
The Hill reported on the Senate vote.
The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, falling five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed in a 62-37 vote.
It’s the first time Congress has voted on whether to override a veto from Obama, and could be a sign of things to come with Republicans in charge of the House and Senate.
Eight Democrats voted with Republicans to override Obama: Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Warner (Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Bob Casey (Pa.), Michael Bennet (Colo.), Tom Carper (Del.) and Jon Tester (Mont.).
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), who backs the pipeline, missed the vote.