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Pants on Fire: Connie Mack says, “I have always said that I would be for drilling”

U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, held an event at a Miami gas station to urge the public to sign his petition calling for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“I have always said that I would be for drilling,” Mack said on April 5, 2012, according to the Miami Herald’s Naked Politics blog. “But I think that’s an issue the state should have a say in – in determining how far it’s going to be off the coast of Florida. We ought to allow the state to have a say in that decision.”

The report pointed out several past quotes from Mack bashing proposals for drilling close to Florida.

We decided to put the issue to our Truth-O-Meter: Was Mack mischaracterizing his own past statements when he said he “always” was for drilling?

Read more here, via Politifact

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