It should come as no surprise that liberal U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Steyer’s Pocket) voted no on the Keystone pipeline in the U.S. Senate Energy Committee hearing today. Afterall, he’s voted no four other times and his staff told a constituent, a story that we first reported, that Udall would not support the measure.
Of course, it would have been nice if he had been on time to the hearing and at least pretended to participate. According to The Colorado Observer reporter Mark Stricherz’s twitter feed:
Udall walked into the Senate Energy panel hearing on Keystone at 11:10 am EST, 40 minutes late. #copolitics
— Mark Stricherz (@MarkStricherz) June 18, 2014
According to sources, the hearing, originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m. started at 10:40 a.m., Udall talked to his three aides, hit the bathroom and then arrived to the hearing at 11:10 a.m. We have exclusive footage of what happened while he was in the bathroom (sort of NSFW):
We get it, Senator. You’re faced with the impossible choice of
taking a de facto bribe from an environmentalist funding your campaign with $teyer dollars or actually representing your constituents who want the Keystone pipeline. You’d like to get out of the vote. What better way than to kick your own ass?
Unfortunately for Coloradans, Udall’s ass kicking didn’t work. He voted no anyway.