Andrea Mitchell Warns Keystone Pipeline Would Ruin Obama's 'Climate Change Legacy'

February 4, 2014 - 4:38 PM

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

On her 1 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Monday, host Andrea Mitchell warned that President Obama would endanger his reputation with left-wing environmentalists if he dared to approve the Keystone Pipeline: "It goes very much against the legacy, the climate change legacy of not only Barack Obama, but [Secretary of State] John Kerry has spent his whole life devoted to working on these environmental issues and all of his allies are really against this."

Mitchell began by observing that a new State Department report on the proposed oil pipeline  "basically said there is going to be a bad effect on climate change whether they build this pipeline or not" and would give "some political cover to the President and Secretary Kerry if they want to go the route of building the pipeline."