Hillary Was For TPP Before She Was Against It

Hillary Was For TPP Before She Was Against It

It was announced that today’s scheduled House vote on TPP has been cancelled. Many see it as an admission by the Obama-Boehner alliance that the deal is all but dead. The void left by the political wrangling has given way to media scrutiny over the peculiar political coalitions that came as setbacks in the final weeks of the bill.

Emerging as an interesting side-story is yet another case in which Hillary Clinton appears to have created more hurdles in her path to the Democrat nomination.

Over the weekend, Hillary jumped on the bandwagon driven by Nancy Pelosi and fellow House Democrats who openly opposed President Obama on his push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She claimed that the TPP contains portions that should be changed.

Over the weekend, Hillary jumped onto the bandwagon driven by Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats. They openly opposed President Obama on his push for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, claiming that there are portions of the measure that should be changed.

Critics quickly charged Hillary, however, with gross political opportunism after it was revealed in a CNN story that she had openly advocated for the TPP during her State Department tenure no less than 45 times around the globe.

Over a three-year span and as late as 2013, Hillary argued to Asian leaders that the TPP offers “great economic opportunities to all participating nations” and that it will “drive long-term growth across the region.”