House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline was "sickening," even though it wasn't a surprise.

"This decision isn't surprising, but it is sickening," the Wisconsin Republican said. "By rejecting this pipeline, the president is rejecting tens of thousands of good-paying jobs."

"He is rejecting our largest trading partner and energy supplier. He is rejecting the will of the American people and a bipartisan majority of the Congress," he added. "If the president wants to spend the rest of his time in office catering to special interests, that's his choice to make. But it's just wrong. In the House, we are going to pursue a bold agenda of growth and opportunity for all."

Ryan was joined by other Republicans in their critique of Obama's decision, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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