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Dem Rep DeFazio: Obama Tried To Get Us To ‘Give Up Our Constitutional Authority’

Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) slammed President Obama for trying to “get us to give up our constitutional authority” on trade on Friday’s “Ed Show” on MSNBC.

DeFazio criticized the president, stating, “after you’ve neglected the House for seven years, a sort of a last-minute dating approach isn’t particularly effective.” And “The president’s talking about being straight with us? They used every trick they had and try and jam this thing through, get us to give up our constitutional authority to actually meaningfully participate in the trade negotiation and meaningfully amend it if it’s bad, which it is now.”

He added that Democrats were “going to be doing everything we can to derail” the trade deal if President Obama decides to “side with the Republicans and corporate America.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics)

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