Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, is calling on President Barack Obama to publicly release the text of Obamatrade immediately.

“Of course, I support free and fair trade,” Fiorina said in an email to Breitbart News.

But President Obama has made lofty promises before and we’ve learned with this White House that the devil is in the details. And the details are frequently very different than the lofty goals with which he describes the deal. So I’d like President Obama to tell us what’s in his trade deal before we grant him this broad fast track authority. So far, though, he’s been unwilling to do that and Hillary won’t even take a position on it. That should concern us. Mr. President, if you want TPA to pass, please just tell us what is in TPP.

Fiorina’s call for transparency on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Pacific Rim trade deal comes right after the U.S. Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to fast track that deal—and right before the House is angling to take up the deal.

It also comes on the heels of revelations that several lieutenants of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) who supports the deal and is using his allies like Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Rules Committee chairman

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), the two specific lieutenants in question—haven’t read the text of TPP, which TPA would ensure the passage of.

Fiorina’s 2016 competition also has some issues on this matter.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), both of whom voted for Obamatrade in the Senate, are refusing to answer whether they read the TPP text before voting for this.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who voted for it, read the TPP text before doing so and
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is the only Republican running for president in Congress currently who voted against Obamatrade.
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