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Newt Gingrich: 'Radical Left' Pressuring Pelosi to Shelve Trade Deal

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:53 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't advance the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement to a House vote because the pressure on her from the "radical left" is "very, very real" not to give President Donald Trump anything that can be seen as a victory, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.

"The fact is, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. have agreed to this," Gingrich told Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria."

"Ultimately it comes down to yes or no."

Since Pelosi, D-Calif., won't advance the bill, there must be counter-pressure built for it, including asking why Democrats are killing jobs by rejecting the measure, why they are refusing to create economic opportunity, and why they are abandoning American workers, said Gingrich.

"It's got to be a fight in a sense between two narratives and if the pressure builds enough, then the moderate Democrats and the rural Democrats are going to go to Pelosi and say, 'look, you've got to pass this,' that 'it's too important for us to try to go home this fall without having passed it,'" said Gingrich.

He added that it's a "little tricky" for Democrats to talk about a potential recession while blocking the USMCA, the "biggest single trade deal that they're going to get in their near future."

Meanwhile, Pelosi told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday that Democrats are concerned about how the free trade agreement would be enforced, reports Reuters.

A Pelosi spokesperson said that she updated Trudeau by phone about negotiations between Congress and the U.S. Trade Representative's Office and that Democrats have key concerns of "labor standards, prescription drug prices, environmental protections, and concrete enforcement mechanisms."

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't advance the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement to a House vote because the pressure on her from the "radical left" is "very, very real," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.
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