[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell has often been compared to a turtle because of the uncanny resemblance that the Senate Majority leader bears to the slow moving animal. But, with his latest antics regarding Obama’s trade deal, McConnell has shown that he is not just some stupid turtle. He’s a weasel.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]McConnell has fought tooth and nail to give the dictatorial Obama even more power when it comes to fast-track trade authority. While speaking with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, the anchor embroiled in his own scandals surrounding the Clintons, McConnell made known his allegiance to Obama’s desire to negotiate trade deals giving Congress only the chance to reject or ratify it, not alter it in any way.
Stephanopoulos: “Mr. Leader, thank you for joining us this morning. This is president’s top legislative priority right now, this trade promotion authority. You appear to be his point man in the Senate. What is it going to take to get it passed? And are you confident that it will?”
McConnell: “We’ll pass it. We’ll pass it later this week. The president has done an excellent job on this. I point out to my members who are somewhat squeamish as you can imagine by giving the president a power on any issue, given his expansive view of his powers on so many other issues, that is a trade promotion authority not just for President Obama but for the next president as well. This is a six-year trade promotion authority bill that will give the next president an opportunity to enter into additional trade agreements with other countries around the world. We know America is a big winner when we lower barriers to our products abroad.”
With McConnell doing Obama’s bidding, some Republicans must be asking themselves one key question. With friends like these, who needs enemies. This also makes you wonder what so-called conservative in their right mind would back McConnell.
h/t Weekly Standard