Sasse promotes XL pipeline, blasts GOP establishment

Ben Sasse in Scottsbluff/Leslie Smith/RRN/KNEB

Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse believes a shale oil revolution could create energy independence and is a supporter of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. During a campaign stop in Scottsbluff Monday, Sasse told KNEB News the pipeline should have been built a long time ago as part of an "all of the above" energy policy.

Sasse says we should be having discussions about how to do it in an environmentally safe way because the EPA on their own just gets to try to shut off access to certain parts of shale. Sasse says he think those are the kinds of discussions that the people of Nebraska want to have.

Sasse, President of Midland University also said there's no doubt congress is deadlocked. But he says they are still not focusing on the biggest issues before us, including a burgeoning national debt.

Sasse also takes on the GOP establishment for not offering a conservative solution to the Affordable Care Act. He has said the greatest country on Earth is slipping away and becoming a socialist mess like Europe. Sasse believes the problem with the Republican establishment isn't that they're bad folks, it's that most of them don't get that we're losing our country.

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