Is the GOP selling US Security down the river?

by MATTHEW BOYLE & ALEX SWOYER  |  published on May 9, 2015


Only two Senate Republicans from the entire conference of 54 members have admitted they read the details of President Barack Obama’s secret Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal as of this time.

With the first votes on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track TPP just days away, it’s looking like Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expects Americans to accept former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Obamacare logic for the trade deal: you have to pass it to find out what’s in it.

“If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door,” Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote earlier this week. “If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you can’t discuss the details of what you’ve read.”

  • John VanderKelen

    Yikes! I was brought up to read the fine print before signing anything. There are scams out there and skunk Obama personifies a whopper!

  • reggie

    My hatred for the useless, castrated, pigs called Republicans in Congress is over the top. Talk about anti-American liars and turncoats. I hope there’s a hell and they all go there. At least the democraps don’t pretend to be anything else. Now, do you want to read what I really think?

  • Michael

    What’s the old saying? ” Insanity is repeating the same actions over and over expecting a different outcome.” We need to get rid of the insanity which is rampant in Washington!

  • Jim

    Cannot be Treason, for if it profits NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON, Just ask Barak H. Obama, or Hillary or Billy Clinton, they are a fine example of this. The GOP, just like all other politicians, are in this “profession” to promote their own wealth. If it happens to coincide with the country’s good, that is just fortunate. This will not change until we can hold each politician of whichever political party to account for the condition of our country. Term limits and citizen oversight are just a couple of the ways this could be done, but jail time for offenders is required and soon.

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    Loss of FREEDOM, for certain. Members of Congress gave in too often to this administration–now is the finding out time for the consequences of handing their power to the WH, not the American people!

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  • Dana Lind

    NO MORE, YOU HAVE TO READ IT BEFORE YOU PASS IT. Evidently Congress didn’t learn the lesson of OBAMACARE. No you don’t have to pass it to find out what’s in it.

  • Joe the Nobody

    If this is indeed the case, why are these people being paid? We voted for republicans to turn this country around only to see they are right in line with the liberals. Thanks for nothing….once again government.

  • Jarhead

    Down the river? May be across the river?……the Rio Grande has been wide open/un-secured for decades open to all illegal aliens, disease carrying welfare moochers, convicted criminals and the MU-slime terrorists. Securing our borders and saving billions of dollars, along with thousands of American lives at the cost of being called MEAN OLD CONSERVATIVE HOLY BIBLE READING, GUN OWNING RACISTS may be a good idea? Lets try it?

  • Mike N

    My question is why?? Why do our conservative congressmen allow this. It seems that as voters we have no voice. Everyone (except for a very few like Cruz) everyone just goes with the crowd.

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