Those who follow politics know that where Ted Cruz goes, Mike Lee follows and vice versa. Both are junior Senators who were elected with the support of the Tea Party, and both are thorns in the side of the establishment and President Obama.
Which is why it was so surprising that the two took a different course on one of the most controversial bills of the year. TPA (Trade Promotion Authority) is a six-year plan to give the executive branch the ability to “fast-track” trade deals.
The bill was debated for almost two months before it passed through the Senate last month. Only five Republican Senators voted against it, including Jeff Sessions, presidential candidate Rand Paul, and Mike Lee.
However, Ted Cruz split with his long-time ally to vote in favor of “fast-track.” Now Cruz finds himself having to answer for that decision as he seeks the Republican nomination for…
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