White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro Tuesday pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), complaining that the vital legislation has been put on hold because of the "Seinfeld impeachment about nothing."
"It has been sitting on her desk," Navarro told Fox News "America's Newsroom," adding that the holdup has hindered countless farmers and hindered industry in the United States.
"It is encouraging she is saying it is imminent," said Navarro. "Ambassador Robert Lighthizer is ready to go working with them. We should be optimistic. Let's see what happens."
However, Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff have "burned days and days and days away on the impeachment, said Navarro.
"If you passed a drug pricing bill you would save seniors a trillion dollars," said Navarro. "If you pass the infrastructure bill (it would be a $1.5 billion injection in the economy and 2% GDP growth rate. I'm concerned they aren't getting a budget for fiscal year 2020. Doing the continuing resolutions."
But the White House has not been holding up the USMCA, said Navarro.
"President (Donald) Trump kept a campaign promise to renegotiate NAFTA," said Navarro. "Promises made and promises kept."
Trump has warned that the longer the delay, the more likely Mexico and Canada could pull out of the deal, and Navarro said "that's a real threat."
"Look, we just had Japan pass the Japan deal that we signed a couple of months ago," said Navarro. "The Japanese Parliament and the Mexican Congress are moving faster than Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff. And it is like what's wrong with that picture? There are only so many legislative days in the calendar and when you burn them on the Seinfeld impeachment, you're burning the American people. We have a great opportunity to deliver a great holiday present to our farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and workers. Come on, Nancy, you can do it."
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