House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi has put impeachment ahead of the needs of the American citizens again by delaying the USMCA.
The Speaker said she was delaying a vote on the USMCA, which she previously said she was likely to approve, in order to focus on the impeachment of President Donald trump.
The impeachment charade is taking valuable time from doing the business of the American citizens but it is giving the Democrats what they want.
“I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish [this year], but just depends on how much agreement we come to,” she said.
But last week the Speaker said that making a deal on the USMCA was “imminent.”
“I’m eager to get this done,” she said. But all of that has now changed.
“I’d like to see us get it done this year, I mean, that would be my goal,” she said to reporters, claiming she wants the USMCA to “be a template for future trade agreements.”
“We don’t want NAFTA with sugar on top,” she said on Thursday.
But now, after her most recent comments, President trump believes that the USMCA is dead.
“Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, AOC and the rest of the Democrats are not getting important legislation done, hence, the Do Nothing Democrats. USMCA, National Defense Authorization Act, Gun Safety, Prescription Drug Prices, & Infrastructure are dead in the water because of the Dems!” he said.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy laced into the Speaker for the delay caused by her and her Party.
“In nine days we’ll be at the one year anniversary when the three leaders came together to sign the initial United States, Mexico and Canada agreement. Speaker Pelosi had promised that they were on a path to yes. How many times have we heard that?” McCarthy said at his own press conference on Thursday.
“But today in her press conference she thought it was in doubt that they could get it done this year. I wish somebody would have given our follow up question to wonder why they doubt to get it done this year. I guess they were too busy with the only goal for why they wanted to win the majority — to impeach the president because they can’t do anything else,” he said.
“Yes, our economy could be stronger with United States, Mexico and Canada agreement, it is almost a year ago that was agreed to. And not only would our economy be stronger, we’d be stronger as a nation when we negotiate with China, who’s now become our No. 3 trader, when Mexico and Canada’s No. 1 and No. 2. But no, we are weaker today in that negotiation simply because the Speaker won’t bring this up because she’s too busy with impeachment,” he said.
What is the USMCA? The Office of The United States Trade Representative explained.
Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States has reached an agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a mutually beneficial win for North American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses. When finalized and implemented, the agreement will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and grows the North American economy.
Agreement highlights include:
- Creating a more level playing field for American workers, including improved rules of origin for automobiles, trucks, other products, and disciplines on currency manipulation.
- Benefiting American farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses by modernizing and strengthening food and agriculture trade in North America.
- Supporting a 21st Century economy through new protections for U.S. intellectual property, and ensuring opportunities for trade in U.S. services.
- New chapters covering Digital Trade, Anticorruption, and Good Regulatory Practices, as well as a chapter devoted to ensuring that Small and Medium Sized Enterprises benefit from the