Asked By CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” whether the nation’s adversaries have the capability of shutting it down, Granholm said: “Yeah, they do.”
“There are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and the private sector generally,” she said, adding, “It’s happening all the time. This is why the private sector and the public sector have to work together.”
“This has got to be done soon. And without putting a specific date on it. You noted they talked on Friday. They’re going to talk on Monday,” she told Tapper when asked how long the administration would continue talks with Republicans. “The thing is, it’s just a bit perplexing why the Republicans haven’t moved further on critical pieces.”
A bipartisan group of senators have been working on a separate proposal that they could unveil as soon as this week, according to sources familiar with the effort. Granholm told Tapper that the President would be willing to meet with the group.
“He is willing to meet with anyone who will help to move this forward, you know the clock is ticking. There is an end point to this discussion,” she said.
This story has been updated with additional details Sunday.