Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen said in a Breitbart radio interview that he thinks the 22 states suing President Joe Biden have a constitutional case for overturning his order to shut down the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
“Interstate and international commerce, according to the Constitution, has to be regulated by Congress not by the president,” Knudsen said. “And that’s really the crux of our argument here.”
Knudsen bristled at Biden’s action on his first day in office to stop a project that was expected to provide thousands of jobs and tens of millions in property tax revenue to his state.
“Joe Biden doesn’t get to step in here on Day One, with no comment, no process, no talking to any stakeholders … come in here with a foregone conclusion and just wipe this thing out,” Knudsen said.
Knudsen pointed out that the pipeline was passed by Congress all the way back in 2011. “President Obama at that time had his chance to veto that bill and he didn’t do it,” he said. “Joe Biden doesn’t get to veto it after the fact.”
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