In a emotional Facebook post, Neal Crabtree, a welding foreman who began working on pipeline construction as an apprentice in 1997 blasted Joe Biden for the decision to cancel the project.
Biden’s decision will eliminate an estimated 11,000 U.S. jobs according to Fox News, including 8k union jobs.
“I build pipelines, I’m use to layoffs,” Crabtree said in his Facebook post. “We start projects knowing that once it’s complete, we’re getting laid off. We depend on these temporary projects though to make a career.”
“What happened today was different,” he continued “I got laid off for political reasons and stupidity and the future doesn’t look so bright. I’ve got a sickening feeling in my stomach tonight and an aching feeling in my heart that I’ve never felt. At the end of every job I always s￼hake the hands of the people I hire and the people that are sent from our Unions out of work list before they’re laid off.”
“We laugh and smile and are proud of a job well done. Today it wasn’t like that, I laid guys off because the President doesn’t want them to work. I went to my truck and literally cried,” he added.