Cruz Flips Against TPA/ Fast Track; Sessions Hammers ObamaTrade

As recent history has shown the battles over these pseudo-“free trade” pacts are full of surprises

Cruz Flips Against TPA/ Fast Track; Sessions Hammers ObamaTrade

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William F. JasperNew American

Citing corruption, “backroom deal-making,” and leaks that show the Obama administration is violating its assurances not to include immigration in its trade agreements, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas; shown on left) reversed his earlier support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and voted Tuesday against the cloture measure to end debate on Fast Track authority for the president. Even with Cruz’s defection, however, President Obama and his Republican allies in the Senate succeeded in getting the 60-vote super-majority they needed to cut off debate. The 60-37 vote sets up a vote on TPA itself, which is scheduled for Wednesday. If it passes then, it will go to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Although most commentators are viewing TPA passage now as a done deal, it is still possible that it could be derailed again, as recent history has shown the battles over these pseudo-“free trade” pacts are full of surprises.

In an op-ed published on today, Senator Cruz explained why he has switched from pro to anti on TPA. “The American people do not trust President Obama. And they do not trust Republican leadership in Congress,” Cruz wrote.

“And the reason is simple: for far too long, politicians in Washington have not told the truth.”

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One comment on “Cruz Flips Against TPA/ Fast Track; Sessions Hammers ObamaTrade
  1. Paladin Justice says:

    I didn’t go to the Breitbart link because that site slows down my computer a whole bunch, so I avoid it. However, I get the idea from the excerpt. Since i distrust all of them, including Cruz (who is pretty much an amnesty guy on illegals), I wonder how much of his change of heart is political theater. Jeff Sessions of Alabama may be the only politician in DC that i trust but even him I can’t be sure about. He’s opposed to amnesty, so that makes him OK in my book.

    This TPP thing I haven’t kept up with, but nothing that obama comes up with is good. In fact, it’s going to be evil.

    One of my regular commenters, Wulfe, left this interesting link last night on my site:


    Obama should go down in history with a nickname. I suggest Obama the Destroyer.

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