Friday, June 24, 2016

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions compares UK Brexit vote to 2016 US election: 'Now it's our time'

Via Billy

Jeff Sessions

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., drew parallels between the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union and the upcoming presidential election in the United States, saying in a statement Friday that "now it's our time."

Sessions, a strong supporter of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is also a staunch opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement negotiated between President Barack Obama and Pacific Rim countries that has yet to be finalized. Alabama's junior senator has likened the TPP to the European Union because it has language that paves the way for a trans-national government body. He has argued that the TPP threatens American jobs and that the U.S. would lose sovereignty under the trade pact, which Trump is also against. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton once called the TPP "the gold standard" of trade deals but has since said she also opposes the agreement.

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