He is thinking about using keystone as a condition.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised Sunday that he would seek to attach conditions to another debt ceiling increase requested by Democrats, calling it “irresponsible” and “unreasonable” to do otherwise.

McConnell spoke with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” about the Kentucky Republican’s plans for this year’s legislative session, zeroing in on the inevitable debt ceiling fight scheduled for the end of February. Democrats are pushing for a “clean” debt ceiling increase, allowing the federal government to further expand the ballooning debt with no strings attached.