Sept. 10, 2009
By George Nelson
Johnson hopes that Traficant will address the North American Free Trade Agreement, which the congressman opposed during his time in the U.S. House of Representatives. The former congressman was a “watchdog” on trade legislation, he said. He also criticized Democrats who promised that NAFTA would be the first item they would address after President Barack Obama took office.
“What have the done about it? Nothing,” he complained. As a result, workers in his factory who make $30,000 per year are pitted against workers in China making only $3,000 per year.
Traficant will reappear on national TV tonight, attend Valley TEA party
The former 17-year congressman, released last week from federal prison, will appear on tonight’s “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren,” on Fox News. The one-hour show begins at 10 p.m.
Van Susteren came to the Mahoning Valley on Wednesday to conduct the face-to-face interview with Traficant, a Fox News spokeswoman said.
The interview was to be broadcast on the cable news station Friday, but was moved up a day. FULL STORY
Traficant’s appearance at the Columbiana rally will come just two days after his scheduled appearance tonight on the Fox News Channel’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, an apparent sign that the bombastic former congressman has no intention of maintaining a low profile following his release from prison. Last weekend, he addressed supporters at a welcome-home dinner in his honor in Boardman. FULL STORY