Trade pact a casualty?
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she hoped Congress would still be able to work with the White House to approve the U.s.-mexico-canada trade pact despite an impeachment inquiry centring on the president.
“They have nothing to do with each other,” Pelosi told reporters. “The president has said he wants this U.s.-mexico-canada trade agreement to go forward ... Does it mean that he can’t do that? That’s really up to him.”
As a presidential candidate, President Donald Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in favour of a better trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
But House Democrats have called for changes.