House Speaker John Boehner will pay for his support of the Trade in Services Agreement – unless he decides to pack it in after this term and go fishing, political strategist Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV.
Boehner likely was duped about the contents of the bill, but still stuck by it even after WikiLeaks published it online and Sen. Ted Cruz switched positions, Morris told "The Hard Line" on Thursday.
"It depends whether he's going to hang it up after this year, so it possibly goes on to the great year after and nobody regrets nothing because he's having fun fishing," Morris said. "If he stays in Washington, this could be the basis of a leadership challenge."
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Morris said that unlike Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), TISA really has nothing to do with trade.
"That treaty says that there shall be free flow of labor between the United States and any country that signs the treaty like Mexico or Eastern Europe or whatever," he said. "What that means is that if Sheraton Hotels wants to transfer its cooks and its dishwashers, chefs and waiters and waitresses from a restaurant in Latin America or from one in Eastern Europe to the United States, we may not keep them out … and they can get away with paying the wages they did before."
Once TISA is signed and fast-tracked and Congress can't legislate immigration, "everybody who voted for this thing is going to be like the Democrats who voted for the Iraq War," Morris said. "They'll be trying to explain why they did it."
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