May 8, 2015 8:30 am -


Fifty-four Republicans oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership, but only two have read the deal.

 Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has on numerous occasions publicly stated he has read the TPP—which is locked away in a secret room in the Capitol, access to which only lawmakers and certain staffers with high-level clearance are provided—and a spokeswoman for Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)  on Thursday told Breitbart News that the Senator has read it as well. Despite asking press staff for every U.S. Senate Republican office throughout the day Thursday if their office’s senator has visited the secret room to read the deal—specifically the controversial “living agreement” contained within it—only Sessions and Lee would confirm they visited the room to read it.

“The senator has reviewed the TPP document and is still undecided on the issue,” Emily Long, Lee’s press secretary, said in an email.

A spokesman for Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) said that while the senator hasn’t reviewed the TPP text, he is scheduled to do so on Friday. Lankford, like Lee, is undecided at this time on TPP and TPA.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Only 2 Republicans Admit They Read Obama Trade Deal

  1. Obewon May 8th, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Breaking Only 2 Republicans Admit They Can Read!

  2. William May 8th, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Excuse me, but why is this under lock and key in the first place?

    • burqa May 8th, 2015 at 10:58 am

      It’s too good to be true!

  3. Anomaly 100 May 8th, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Reading is hard.

    • burqa May 8th, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Yeah, the rest of the Republicans got in quite a tizzy because there weren’t a lot of pictures in there of fighter planes and fire engines and sharks and stuff…..

      • Anomaly 100 May 8th, 2015 at 10:34 am


        • burqa May 8th, 2015 at 10:45 am

          See, what they SHOULD have done is not just include some cool-o pitchers, but also include for each Republican congressman a plastic action figure of their favorite pro wrestler and then they would have gotten the votes…..

          • Anomaly 100 May 8th, 2015 at 10:57 am

            And a cookie.

          • burqa May 8th, 2015 at 11:04 am

            Yah I was thinking maybe a candy bar like a O Henry or a Zagnut.
            But a plastic wrestling action figure (THEY’RE NOT DOLLS!) would be ace! I can see them now, making Rowdy Roddy Piper or Macho Man Randy Savage prance across the top of the seat in front of them as they wait for their name to be called, doing Macho Man’s voice as he goes to the top rope and reaches for a Foreign Object just when the wrestler’s “manager” distracts the referee….

      • tracey marie May 8th, 2015 at 4:05 pm

        That is the Burqa humor that I love!

        • burqa May 10th, 2015 at 2:06 am

          Oh Ms. Marie, you are too kind. I had no idea. I hope you saw my Brian Boitano line below. I got the giggles when I was typing that one….

          • tracey marie May 10th, 2015 at 6:24 am

            I believe you make yourself and your friends giggle daily:)

    • eyelashviper May 8th, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      and comprehension is generally above the pay grade of these gopers…they probably went to the secret reading room for a nap.

  4. Foundryman May 8th, 2015 at 10:01 am

    The track record for these type of trade deals are abysmal, everyone should know the details of it.
    On a side note, we’re in deep trouble if we have to rely on the republicans to read it and understand it, and even deeper trouble if the Dems are going to rubber stamp it.

    • mea_mark May 8th, 2015 at 10:08 am

      I think it should be rejected as long as it is a secret.

      • fahvel May 8th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

        bravos to you M_M

  5. Warman1138 May 8th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    A secret trade deal…..gee…. what could go wrong? Unless what could go wrong is also a secret.

  6. fahvel May 8th, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    why the secret in a democracy? this secret, top secret, for your eyes only defies all that a democracy stands for.

    • pignose4.0 May 8th, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      When deals like this are negotiated if it is open to the public the negotiators can’t compromise because of the pressure from the public and without compromise there is never a deal and after the negotiations are finished then the congress gets to say yes or no.

  7. tracey marie May 8th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Who is surprised, this is more of the same “I hate the black man in my WH”