The “Morning Joe” panel criticized Hillary Clinton Wednesday for taking so long to announce a position on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Host Joe Scarborough claimed, “It would be like going to Iowa as a Republican and again saying, ‘I’m going to wait until the White House tells me what my stance should be on partial birth abortion.'”
Mike Barnicle suggested, “Hillary Clinton acted like nothing more than an ordinary politician in her decision ramp to the Keystone pipeline.”
Willie Geist wondered why Clinton didn’t take a position on Keystone years ago, saying, “It’s been under investigation. They’ve had all these studies five-and-a-half, seven years, including while she was in the State Department.”
Michael Steele, MSNBC contributor and former RNC chair, called it the “ultimate Hail Mary. She’s hoping nobody’s seeing what she’s saying here. … The timing was perfect,” because her statement was made at the same time the Pope landed at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday.
Steele continued, “She basically said nothing or at least nothing more than she could have said six months ago, six weeks ago, a year ago, and it just plays into the narrative that the Clintons — that their calculation and their politics is just bad. They just don’t get how they sound and how they are perceived.”