Sen. Harry Reid an Obstacle in Promoting Economic Growth

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, criticizes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for opposing the one thing in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech that might actually lead to economic growth — fast tracking free trade agreements.

Tea Party Express Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “The President took a promising position during his State of the Union Address when he asked for the authority to push through international trade agreements. This is one of the few policies from this Administration that would actually spur economic growth, yet it is the first thing the Democrats in the Senate propose killing.

“Instead of preaching about income inequality, President Obama should get his Democratic colleagues in line to get the trade pacts moving. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to stop playing politics for the 2014 elections and allow this bi-partisan measure to pass. Reid seems to forget that as Leader, his responsibilities are to America, not the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee,” Russo concluded.