NH GOP - HASSAN CONFUSED ON PIPELINE POSITION

 

Puzzled”; “Perplexed”; “Confusion”; “Enormous Disconnect”; “Rolling The Dice”

 
Concord – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Governor Hassan’s changing and confusing position on the Kinder Morgan pipeline detailed in the Keene Sentinel:
 
“Even after three years in the corner office, Governor Hassan has yet to make her position on the Kinder Morgan pipeline clear to affected residents. The governor refused to take a public stand on the issue until she was shamed into it following the lead of Kelly Ayotte, and even since then she has failed to be honest and forthcoming about the true nature of her position. Granite Staters expect their governor to be more than a dithering politician who leads from behind and avoids confronting the tough issues we face as a state and nation. Regardless of one’s opinion on the proposed pipeline, New Hampshire deserves a leader, not another aimless politician who follows the political currents of the day.”
 
BACKGROUND:
 
Keene Sentinel: “Members Of The N.H. Municipal Pipeline Coalition, Who Are Fighting The Pipeline, Say They’re Puzzled By The Statement Gov. Maggie Hassan Gave Last Week…They Said Were Led To Believe She Wouldn’t Oppose The Project, And Were Perplexed When They Saw Media Reports That Suggested She Had.” “In the meantime, members of the N.H. Municipal Pipeline Coalition, who are fighting the pipeline, say they’re puzzled by the statement Gov. Maggie Hassan gave last week expressing conditional opposition to the project. They said were led to believe she wouldn’t oppose the project, and were perplexed when they saw media reports that suggested she had.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)
  • “Hassan’s Office Has Tried To Clear Up The Confusion, But In Doing So, They Haven’t Use The Word ‘Opposed’ To Describe The Governor’s Stance.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “Brookline Town Administrator Tad Putney, Who Was At The Meeting, Said The Coalition Members There Asked Hassan To Oppose The Pipeline Outright, And She Declined.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “John Kieley, Who Represents Temple On The Commission, Also Attended The Meeting With The Governor. He, Too, Was Perplexed By Hassan’s Statement, Which Was Reiterated In A News Release From Her Office On Dec. 4.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “He Said There Is An ‘Enormous Disconnect’ Between What Hassan Has Consistently Said To Coalition Members, Including At The Dec. 2 Meeting, And What Was Reported By Media On Dec. 3.” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)

  • “By Letting The Approval Proceedings Run Their Course, Hassan Is ‘Rolling The Dice,’ He Said, And ‘Thousands Of People In Southern New Hampshire Directly Affect By This Aren’t Willing To Roll The Dice.’” (Meghan Foley, "Pipeline opponents puzzled by leaders’ words, actions about proposed project," Keene Sentinel, 12/10/15)
NHPR: “During A Conference Call With Constituents, Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte Said She Opposes The Project Because Her Questions Haven’t Been Adequately Answered…And Then Wednesday Came Statements Of Opposition From Representative Ann Mclane Kuster And Governor Maggie Hassan.” (Sam Evans-Brown, "Within 24 Hours, Ayotte, Kuster, and Hassan Come Out Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline," NHPR, 12/3/15)
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