Senator Johnson Stonewalls Mike Gousha Over TPP
Senator Johnson admitted this morning that the trade deals he’s supported have been bad for Wisconsin workers.
MIDDLETON — This morning, in an interview with Mike Gousha, Senator Johnson continued his refusal to take a position on the TPP. Johnson has now remained silent on the TPP for 332 days. Time after time Senator Johnson has ducked and dodged questions about the TPP coming up with new excuses about why he won’t be honest with Wisconsinites: he needs more time to review it; he wants Donald Trump’s opinion; he won’t make up his mind until after the election.
But in a stunning turn of events, Senator Johnson admitted this morning that the trade deals he’s supported have been bad for Wisconsin workers. Johnson told Gousha, “a lot of these trade deals have not worked out all that well,” and claimed he hoped his pal Trump would negotiate a better deal. However, Senator Johnson voted to fast track the TPP, which prevents any possible changes. And Senator Johnson has praised the “creative destruction” of free trade deals. So why would Senator Johnson support deals he knows are bad for workers? It’s simple – Senator Johnson isn’t concerned with protecting Wisconsin jobs, he’s focused on protecting the wallets of the big corporate interests bankrolling his campaign.
“Senator Johnson admitted that disastrous trade deals like the TPP are bad for Wisconsin workers, but he continues to support them because he’s focused on the interests of the big corporations financing his campaign. After 332 days of silence, Senator Johnson has sent a message to Wisconsinites loud and clear: a vote for Johnson is a vote for the TPP and the special interests who support it,” said Michael Tyler, RFW Communications Director.
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