What The…? GOP Congressman Blames Drudge Report for Failure of Obamatrade Vote

by Warner Todd Huston | June 18, 2015 12:39 pm

For some crazy reason, Illinois GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger is saying the failure of Obama’s trade deal from getting through Congress is Internet phenom Matt Drudge’s fault.

Great Illinois blogger Ulysses Arn caught Kinzinger on a local radio show claiming that Drudge put the kabosh on Obamatrade[1].

Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger Wednesday morning in an interview with 1440 WROK blamed Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report and other new media outlets for delaying Republican leaderships plans to give President Obama “fast track” trade authority and ultimate approval of the Trans Pacific Partnership(TPP), also known as Obamatrade.

Kinzinger said, “(TPP) Does not exist yet, so there’s been a lot of, you know, if you look at Drudge or you look at Obamatrade(website), people are saying ‘you know Paul Ryan said its in secret and you’ve gotta pass it to find out whats in it’, well that’s not true.”

Kinzinger also said, ” A lot of where this misinformation has come from, it’s actually amazing. I saw Paul Ryan on Fox & Friends and even the anchors did not really know the difference between TPA, TAA, TPA. Where a lot of the misinformation comes from by the way I think it’s this website called obamatrade.com or something,”

Wait… when did Matt Drudge get a vote in Congress? This claim is suspect, especially since it was Democrats who doomed this bill, not Republicans, and Democrats don’t care about what Drudge says about anything.

The bill did pass today, though. So, Drudge or no it is headed to the Senate.

  1. Drudge put the kabosh on Obamatrade: http://usofarn.com/2015/06/17/rep-kinzinger-blames-drudge-for-obamatrade-delay/

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