The fact that Susan Rice holds $300-600K of stock in TransCanada and that she as would-be SOS could preside over Keystone should be a BFD.—
Ron Henske (@rhenk_amatoor) November 28, 2012
Susan Rice, justifiably under fire from the Right over her role in Benghazigate, has for the most part enjoyed the support of liberals. But it appears that the environmentalist wing of the Left may not have Rice’s back:
Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline. If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project.
Odds are that this news won’t stand in the way of Rice’s nomination for Secretary of State, but it’s certainly interesting to see where lefty eco-zealots’ priorities lie:
If the Obama Administration "missed" that Susan Rice owns stock in TransCanada then its another rare political misstep for them. Key word if—
Kifalme Nyundo (@splendidhammer) November 28, 2012
Susan Rice should either sell her stock or pull out of the running for SoS over Keystone. Duh.—
Elias Isquith (@eliasisquith) November 28, 2012
Susan Rice and Transcanada should probably be a bigger story than its going to be.—
Nicholas Brothers (@nickLbrothers) November 28, 2012
Perpetuating lies about Benghazi? Not a “legitimate” reason to oppose her nomination. Investments in oil companies? Bright red flag!!11!
Good to know they care about the issues.