White House blasts Pelosi for advancing impeachment instead of USMCA

House speaker did not mention the USMCA during her 20-minute weekly press conference

The White House accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of ignoring the will of the American people by announcing a vote on impeachment rather than the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

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Pelosi did not mention the USMCA during her 20-minute weekly press conference in Washington Thursday. She did ask Democratic committee chairmen to move forward with impeaching President Trump.

"At this morning’s press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi could have finally announced a vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that would immediately help America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers; or outlined a plan to work with the President to lower prescription drug prices; or addressed our Nation's infrastructure," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (AP Phot

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"Instead, Speaker Pelosi did exactly what she always does – ignore the needs of the American people and advance her selfish political desires," Grisham said."

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The statement comes as progress in the U.S. has run into opposition in Mexico, which is pushing back on labor enforcement changes being pushed by House Democrats.

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