After a train derailment, fire and evacuations in North Dakota this week, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was asked about President Obama’s refusal to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline at a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday.
“It’s one of the most irrational decisions the president has made, and he’s made a lot of irrational decisions, so add this one to the list,” Huckabee says. “The Keystone pipeline should be an easy decision for any president, an easy decision for anybody with an IQ above broccoli. This is pretty simple folks. It is safer, it is more efficient and it is a job creator.”
Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, made the announcement formal this week that he will seek the White House for a second time.
The train derailment and fire was Wednesday near Heimdal, North Dakota, where residents were evacuated from their homes.
By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City