Warren Says Obama Administration Hiding Details on Trade Deal
23rd April 2015
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, continued the back and forth with President Obama Wednesday, calling on him to make details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership public. The comment comes the day after the President said Warren and other critics were wrong on the facts of the deal.
The administration has briefed members of Congress on the deal, but have barred them from discussing specifics.
Sen. Warren is now accusing the administration of hiding the unpopular details of the deal from the public on purpose.
“The government doesn’t want you to read this massive new trade agreement. It’s top secret,” Warren said in a statement released on her website. “Why? Here’s the real answer people have given me: ‘We can’t make this deal public because if the American people saw what was in it, they would be opposed to it.'”
“If the American people would be opposed to a trade agreement if they saw it, then that agreement should not become the law of the United States,” Warren continued.