Senate Moves On TPA in the Face of Sessions’ Warnings
Updated at the bottom of the post.
Early this morning, the Senate moved to end debate on Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority, giving in to pressure from President Obama. As y’all know, this page and Senator Jeff Sessions have been warning the country that giving Obama Fast Track authority will be disastrous for American workers and United States’ sovereignty. McConnell and company apparently aren’t dissuaded.
Yesterday, Senator Sessions stood on the Senate floor and gave an impassioned speech, attempting to make his Senate colleagues see reason. Take a look at the video below, and hear, once more, Sessions’ objections. Unfortunately, I believe that Jeff Sessions is cursed to be the Cassandra of the Senate, y’all.
Update: Jeff Sessions has released a statement following today’s vote. You can read the whole thing here. In his statement, Senator Sessions had this to say:
The same routine plays out over and again. We are told a massive bill must be passed, all the business lobbyists and leaders tell us how grand it will be, but that it must be rushed through before the voters spoil the plan. As with Obamacare and the Gang of Eight, the politicians meet with the consultants to craft the talking points—not based on what the bill actually does, but what they hope people will believe it does. And when ordinary Americans who never asked for the plan, who don’t want the plan, who want no part of the plan, resist, they are scorned, mocked, and heaped with condescension.
And that’s the truth, y’all.