May 5, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to White House spokesperson Josh Earnest calling House Speaker John Boehner’s attempt to enlist Hillary’s Clinton’s aid in passing trade promotion authority authorizing President Barack Obama to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership “a pretty desperate act”:
“Speaker Boehner has reason to desperately seek Hillary Clinton’s help in passing trade promotion authority, as the more people learn about Obama’s Pacific trade deal, the less they like it. Senator Jeff Sessions’ recently published five concerns with the trade pact unravels any pretense that granting President Obama fast track trade authority is in America’s interests.
“Speaker Boehner should ask himself why he continues to carry water for President Obama on an issue that has such broad bipartisan opposition that it has united the likes of Republican leaders Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Donald Trump, joining Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and nearly all House Democrats. It will take more than Hillary Clinton to pass a bad trade deal.”
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