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Sen. Ben Sasse on Quitting NAFTA: 'Dangerously Bad'

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By    |   Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 08:06 PM

Sen. Ben Sasse Wednesday ripped President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw from the NAFTA as "dangerously bad."

"Scrapping NAFTA would be a disastrously bad idea," the Nebraska senator said in a statement. "It would hurt American families at the check-out, and it would cripple American producers in the field and the office.

"Yes, there are places where our agreements could be modernized," Sasse acknowledged, "but here’s the bottom line: trade lowers prices for American consumers and it expands markets for American goods.

"Risking trade wars is reckless, not wise."

The White House is considering an executive order that would pull the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed in 1992 by President Bill Clinton.

News reports did not indicate whether Trump would sign the directive if the U.S. could not obtain better terms under the accord.

Trump has consistently slammed NAFTA as being unfair to American workers.

Sasse was the second Republican Wednesday to rail against plans to abandon NAFTA.

Arizona Sen. John McCain said on Twitter that withdrawing from NAFTA "would be a disaster" for jobs and the overall economy in his state.

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Sen. Ben Sasse Wednesday ripped President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw from the NAFTA as "dangerously bad.""Scrapping NAFTA would be a disastrously bad idea," the Nebraska senator said in a statement. "It would hurt American families at the check-out, and it would...
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