The Republican governors of Michigan, Arkansas, Iowa and Tennessee, along with Vice President Mike Pence had a meeting at the White House on Thursday to impress on the Trump administration the importance of NAFTA.
Pence was apparently drafted at a summit of Republican governors in Texas last month, where he was surprised by the level of concern state leaders expressed over a possible NAFTA withdrawal.
Their effort is in addition to Congressional delegates who have also been battling Trump’s trade stance for the past several months.
North Dakota’s Congressional delegation have all said NAFTA has been good for agriculture, and urged a “do no harm” approach when it comes to renegotiating the trade deal. Click here to read more.
- Arkansas Governor Hutchinson’s Press Release
- Moore Loss Fuels Faint Hope That Reluctant Republicans Might Support NAFTA (CP)
- Trump Is Playing a Fascinating Game With NAFTA Negotiations (The Nation)