Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger Wednesday morning in an interview with 1440 WROK blamed Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report and other new media outlets for delaying Republican leaderships plans to give President Obama “fast track” trade authority and ultimate approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership(TPP), also known as Obamatrade.
Kinzinger said, “(TPP) Does not exist yet, so there’s been a lot of, you know, if you look at Drudge or you look at Obamatrade(website), people are saying ‘you know [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] said its in secret and you’ve gotta pass it to find out whats in it’, well that’s not true.”
Kinzinger also said, ” A lot of where this misinformation has come from, it’s actually amazing. I saw [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] on Fox & Friends and even the anchors did not really know the difference between TPA, TAA, TPA. Where a lot of the misinformation comes from by the way I think it’s this website called obamatrade.com or something,”
That isn’t the only source of information about Obamatrade congressman Kinzinger. In recent days Kentucky Senator and presidential candidate [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ ] has pointed out some troubling tax implications related to the TAA, a trade adjustment companion bill to the larger TPP, as reason for House Republicans to oppose Speaker Boehner and GOP leaderships attempts to revive TAA. Last week Democrats in the House and conservative Republicans defeated TAA resoundingly. Without TAA passing both chambers President Obama’s “fast track” authority is stalled.
Kinzinger suggested to 1440 WROK that House leadership, of which he is a loyalist, could possibly move to pass “fast track” trade authority without trade assistance and either force the Senate to repass “fast track” minus the TAA companion or force the two chambers into conference on the trade authority so that trade assistance can be added on.
Kinzinger believes that the same Democrats who voted last week with Republican leadership to symbolically pass “fast track” trade authority will stick with corporatist Republicans to get Obamatrade passed.
For those keeping track at home Drudge is now is some elite company as targets for attack from congressman Kinzinger including but not limited to; [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ], [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ ], Heritage Foundation, FreedomWorks, Club For Growth, social media, conservative new media(blogs), and the Tea Party. You should feel honored Matt.
cross posted from USofArn.com