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Ken Cuccinelli: Mitch McConnell Leads Pack as 'Senator Surrender'

By    |   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:08 PM

The president of the Senate Conservatives Fund is calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "Senator Surrender" for leading Republican lawmakers in supporting President Barack Obama's multinational free-trade pact bill.

"Every one of those Republicans elected in 2014 ran against exactly giving this kind of power and authority to the president,'' former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"So here they are doing it and leading the pack is 'Senator Surrender' himself, Mitch McConnell. He never fights so hard against the president as he does to advance the president's power and agenda.

"He said I won't let the Senate go into recess if we don't resolve what the president wants here on this trade authority."

Last week, Obama inched closer to being able to speed trade deals through Congress as the Senate passed legislation important to his sweeping Asia-Pacific trade agreement by a vote of 62-38.

Fourteen Democrats joined 48 Republicans to give Obama the trade power, despite opposition from Democratic powerhouses including Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Cuccinelli said McConnell is speaking out of both sides of his mouth with the goal of snubbing conservative senators and gaining more power for himself.

"McConnell wants to say he's against it all the way through, but everything he does is to make sure it passes," he told Steve Malzberg.

"To give you an example, he could keep the export-import bank off the floor of the Senate, which is what he does when he opposes conservative legislation or conservative amendments like Tom Cotton's amendments on Iran or Ron Johnson's amendments on Obamacare or Rand Paul's amendments on the NSA.

"When he's fighting conservative Republicans, that's the tactic he uses. So we can safely say that Sen. McConnell is not being truthful with us when he says he opposes the export-import crony government bank if he's bringing it to the floor as part of this deal, as if it's a compromise. This is what he wants to do. He wants back into this crony government export-import bank."

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The president of the Senate Conservatives Fund is calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Senator Surrender for leading Republican lawmakers in supporting President Barack Obama's multinational free-trade pact bill. Every one of those Republicans elected in 2014...
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