Pickens: Keystone Pipeline a ‘Christmas Present’ for America

T. Boone Pickens told CNBC host Becky Quick that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Christmas gift waiting on the front porch for Americans wanting a solution to fix our country’s energy crisis.

"I can’t believe that for six years you’ve had a Christmas present on the front porch. A guy knocks on the door and says ‘Here’s a nice present for you,’ and you say ‘Well, we’ll think about it.’…It’s nuts," Pickens said Tuesday on Squawk Box.

He added that the pipeline is ideal because the United States would not have to "have the Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf," and it would not be necessary to send military troops to a foreign country to protect our oil source there.