President Obama: “We’re going to let it play out for several more weeks.”
Published November 1, 2016
WASHINGTON – In an exclusive interview played within on Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” said his White House is monitoring closely the current tense situation happening near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation where over 1,200 American Indians and supporters are there to protect the water and land from the proposed Dakota Access pipeline.
The President said re-routing the pipeline is a possibility.
With President Obama leaving office on January 20, 2017, time is running out for his administration to act. Yet, he suggested there will be no decision for several weeks, his administration will monitor the situation and “let it play our for several more weeks.”
Here is what the President said:
We’re going to let it play out for several more weeks and then determine whether or not this can be resolved in a way that I think is properly attentive to the traditions of the of the First Americans.