By Laura Barron-Lopez - 04/14/14 10:21 AM EDT
Sen. Heidi HeitkampHeidi HeitkampThe Hill's 12:30 Report House Dems urge Senate panel to vote on Ex-Im Bank nominee Senate Dems frustrated over lack of action on Ex-Im Bank nominee MORE may be a Democrat but when it comes to energy policy she may be the administration's greatest critic.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the North Dakota Democrat said President Obama's energy policy "lacks consistency."
"I would tell you his energy policy — for lack of a better word — it lacks consistency,” Heitkamp said in the interview with the AP. “What he says is not what we see in policy.”
Before taking her Senate seat in 2012, Heitkamp irked in the energy industry for 12 years as the director of the coal and natural gas Dakota Gasification Company.
Despite Obama's "all of the above" energy strategy, Heitkamp says the president has focused on natural gas as a "bridge fuel" rather than a consistent viable source.
To Heitkamp, Obama's comments show he isn't completely committed to an all-of-the-above energy approach.
Obama is “not getting that done. Hopefully, maybe, he still will,” Heitkamp said.