- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 23, 2015

Media giant Matt Drudge blasted Republican leadership on Twitter Friday night after the GOP-led Senate approved a new free trade bill.

“Twisted DC: Electing Republicans is guarantee of MORE powers for Obama… of course none of them read ‘secret’ bill!” Mr. Drudge tweeted.

The Drudge Report founder slammed House Speaker John Boehner who expressed support for the bill after the Pacific trade bill passed the Senate.

“Disrespect for voters is staggering. Boehner will not make public ‘most important’ trade deal in history? Hides behind ‘classified’ status..,” Mr. Drudge tweeted.

“BOEHNER: We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it…,” another tweet reads.

Calling it the “night of the Republican suicide,” Mr. Drudge said a GOP loss in 2016 could be “traced to tonight’s trade deception.”

SEE ALSO: Senate passes free trade bill, House remains bigger hurdle

The Senate voted 62-37 Friday to endorse the president’s request for more negotiation authority. The bill would let Mr. Obama present trade agreements that Congress can either ratify or reject, but not change.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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