On an average day, one could expect Democratic front-runner Joe Biden to be speaking out against President Donald Trump and his conservative policies.
However, that’s not exactly the case this time.
On Friday, Biden told reporters that he supports Trump’s landmark trade agreement — deemed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) — that will be replacing the long-standing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
According to Bloomberg, Biden’s main reason for supporting the agreement is due to labor unions jumping on board with the USMCA, saying, “What I’ve seen change is that the vast majority of the labor movement supported it.”
Despite the impeachment chaos surrounding the president, the Democrat-led House went along with Trump and approved the agreement in a 385-41 vote.
However, many progressives are not supportive of the USMCA.
“My concern is it has nothing on the environment and that’s really important, especially for the competition with our own companies,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during the Democratic debate on Thursday. “And, we have a global climate crisis. But it is better on some provisions for labor. It’s much better on investor-state dispute resolution. So I’m taking a close look at the varied details to see how to weigh this.”
Additionally, Sen. Bernie Sanders weighed in, saying, ““It is not going to stop outsourcing, it is not going to stop corporations from moving to Mexico.”
The USMCA now only needs a simple majority in the Senate before Trump signs it into law.
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