INDIANAPOLIS – Congressmen Rokita and Messer and Rep. Braun all have a pattern of watching Hoosier jobs be shipped out of the country while simultaneously supporting the types of trade policies that enable those layoffs to happen.
Since 2013, all three candidates on numerous occasions have vocally supported or voted in favor of trade legislation that contributed to the outsourcing of thousands of Hoosier jobs, as a new timeline detailing the candidates’ trade policies shows. What makes their actions especially disturbing, however, is that their support for these terrible trade policies came right as corporations were actively laying off Indiana workers. Instead of focusing on the Hoosiers who lost jobs to cheap foreign labor, Congressmen Messer and Rokita and Rep. Braun continued praising the same disastrous trade policies that allowed for these layoffs to happen in the first place.
Below are highlights from the IDP’s timeline that demonstrate a concerning and consistent pattern from all three candidates of turning a blind eye to laid-off workers and supporting harmful trade deals:
For more information, and the rest of the timeline, click HERE.
This release is part of Trade Madness, a three-week long series in which the IDP is highlighting Congressmen Messer’s and Rokita’s and Rep. Braun’s mad record of supporting disastrous trade deals and policies that make it easier to ship Hoosier jobs overseas.