CNBC's Kudlow: Why No Questions to Hillary Clinton on Keystone Pipeline?

ABC's Diane Sawyer missed a prime opportunity to try to pin down former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a major economic issue -- whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline -- CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow noted in an interview with Brian Wilson and Larry O'Connor on WMAL radio's June 10 edition of Mornings on the Mall. [listen to the full interview by clicking play on the embed below the page break]

"I want to know what her positions are on a variety of issues... For example, I want to know what her position is on Keystone," Kudlow insisted, noting that "her department has signed off three times on Keystone" while she personally "has not said a word about it." What's more, Kudlow noted, a new study published by the Obama-Kerry State Department found that:

train rail transportation of oil and gas is a lot more dangerous than pipeline transportation.

Foggy Bottom under both under Secretaries Clinton and Kerry has repeatedly kicked the can down the road on the matter of signing off on the pipeline. The approval of the U.S. secretary of state is needed because the pipeline crosses an international boundary.

The bottom line, Kudlow noted, is that Mrs. Clinton's "just got to be cross-examined properly" about her record as Secretary of State as she ramps up for a 2016 run.

As we've seen, that's something which the liberal media do not seem to be willing, much less capable, of doing.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.