Sen. Warren Issues T.P.P. Report After Obama Accuses Her of Lies

Posted: May 19, 2015 in Politics

Last week, nasty infighting between Democrats broke out over President Obama’s public claim that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Ma.) criticism of his trade agenda didn’t pass “the test of fact and scrutiny.” Warren’s progressive ally, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) charged that the president was acting in a sexist way, and the White House subsequently demanded an apology from Brown. Warren, meanwhile, remained silent on the matter.

But on Monday her office issued what can only be seen as a de facto response to President Obama’s broad criticism of her positions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a 68-endnote, 15-page report on labor regulations and US-backed free trade agreements, stretching back to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The paper, called “Broken Promises,” tacitly-but-obviously, turns the tables on the White House, suggesting that the President himself spectacularly failed “the test of fact and scrutiny.”

“President Obama has repeatedly stated that the TPP is ‘the most progressive trade bill in history’ because it has high labor, environmental, and human rights standards. The President claims the TPP will have ‘higher labor standards, higher environmental standards,’ and ‘new tools to hold countries accountable,’” the report noted. “But proponents of almost every free trade agreement (FTA) in the last 20 years have made virtually identical claims.”

Full Story @ [The District Sentinel]

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  1. Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
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    Warren strikes back at Obama’s sexist accusations with fact-filled report.

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  2. agent provocateur says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

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