This is a very frustrating flip flop from someone who should know better (and apparently used to know better).
There is no getting around this one. Rep. Glenn Grothman did a full flip-flop on the Export-Import Bank, voting for the successful re-authorization in the House on Tuesday.
“While some opponents may claim the Bank only helps larger corporations, the truth is for every job created at a larger company, many more are created at local suppliers, manufacturers and small businesses. This bank is necessary for companies like Caterpillar, Pierce, Rockwell Automation and Manitowoc Crane to create jobs, spur innovation and lead America forward,” said Grothman.
But this wasn’t the tune Grothman was singing just over a year ago when running in a competitive Republican primary in the sixth congressional district. At a debate in July 2014, Grothman was asked by Charlie Sykes if he would support the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank.
“No,” said Grothman. “Just as in the state of Wisconsin, over time we’re heading more and more to the idea that business success relies on public-private partnerships, the same is happening big time on the federal level. It’s a dangerous step down which to go.”