WaPo admitted that Biden killed 11,000 Keystone Pipeline jobs

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Washington Post admitted that Biden indeed killed around 11,000 Construction jobs after he signed an Executive Order canceling the Keystone Pipeline XL permit. However, the publication referred to these jobs as only “temporary.”

Senator Ted Cruz called out the Washington Post for belittling construction jobs as just “temporary” jobs affected by the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline contract.

The left-leaning Washington Post gave Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “two Pinocchios” when he revealed that President Biden indeed killed around 11,000 construction jobs on his first day in office due to his move to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline contract. 

The Washington Post “fact-checker” hit Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) twice for his comment. First, by saying that the jobs killed by Biden were just construction jobs, and second when he stated that these jobs were “temporary.”

According to the Washington Post, since the Senator did not include that these jobs that were affected are “temporary” and not permanent, they said that Cruz is misleading the public. 

The Post concluded, “Cruz cited a real estimate of approximately 11,000 jobs, but he left out that they were all temporary.” 

In the same report, the Post said that the Keystone XL pipeline, if ever built, would only require 35% to 50% permanent positions. 

In response to the Washington Post’s statements, Cruz criticized the Post for belittling the construction jobs affected by Biden’s Executive Order. 

The Post said, “the missing context is key here, obscuring half the story. Cruz earns Two Pinocchios.”

Cruz then quoted the fact check, “WaPo (Washington Post) confirms that YES, on his 1st day in office, Joe Biden destroyed 11,000 jobs (including 8,000 union jobs). But, it says, they’re construction jobs so are only temporary.”

The Republican Senator emphasized, “ALL construction jobs are temporary. Presidents still shouldn’t destroy them.

However, WaPo confirms that it is true, on his first day in office, President Biden destroyed 11,000 jobs. This includes 8,000 union jobs. What’s disturbing is how Washington Post belittled the thousands of jobs lost and stated that they are only temporary jobs.

On Thursday, The Daily Wire reported that Canadian lawmakers, including Prime Minister Trudeau, expressed outrage over Joe Biden’s move to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline. Said pipeline would help transport oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. 

Tim Pearce reported, “Biden took office on Wednesday and, as one of his first acts, rescinded approval for the Keystone XL pipeline that former President Donald Trump had green-lighted in 2017.” Pearce added that the pipeline had been a long target of Democratic politicians and environmental activists looking to stop using fossil fuels. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a statement saying, “While we welcome the President’s commitment to fighting climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL.”

Trudeau then added, “Canada is the single-largest supplier of energy to the United States, contributing to U.S. energy security and economic competitiveness, and supporting thousands of jobs on both sides of the border.”

Last Wednesday, President Biden signed an Executive Order revoking the Keystone XL pipeline. This move affected around 11,000 American Jobs. The TC Energy Corporation also added that they would probably cut more than 11,000 jobs in the coming days.

The Executive Order signed by Biden cited “climate crises” as the reason for the said revocation. According to the Executive Order, it “must be met with action on a scale and at speed commensurate with the need to avoid setting the world on a dangerous, potentially catastrophic, climate trajectory.” 

The Order also contained a statement saying, “leaving the Keystone XL pipeline permit in place would not be consistent with my Administration’s economic and climate imperatives.”