Pelosi Warns U.S.-Uk Trade Pact Won’t Pass Congress If Good Friday Deal Is Undermined

Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday.

“Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday Agreement, including the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland,” Pelosi said in a statement.

“If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a U.S.-UK trade agreement passing the Congress,” the Democratic head of the U.S. House of Representatives added, first reported by Politico.

The Trump administration is negotiating a free trade deal with Britain that would go into effect after it completes its exit from European Union. The departure is scheduled for Oct. 31.

But any agreement would have to pass the U.S. Congress, which is split between Democrats in the House and President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the Senate.

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, visiting London this week, said that Washington would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do and that a trade deal with the United States would help cushion the blow of Britain’s departure from the EU.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Makini Brice and Steve Orlofsky)

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Charles
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No more free trade deals. The last one, NAFTA, lost over 26 million jobs and crippled the government. It’s time we stopped providing welfare for the entire world. No Deal!!

Betsy Lawson
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I’m sure Madam Pelosi thinks she is the Queen. Throw crumbs our way please. What a phony and honestly, are we sure she’s gotta a pulse? She looks like she’s embalmed

Hector Espada
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Pelosi and pal Schumer have assisted the millions of illegal immigrants crossing the border.
They have weakened the nation They are traitors and should be made an example of

John
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John

How much money does it take per month for her to almost appear lifelike? How is there no term limits?

Pachucas
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Pachucas

Pelusa when are you going to fight as hard for our country.

William Conley
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William Conley

Nancy virtue signaling about Ireland when she wants to toss open our southern border and let illegals flood in because she knows they’ll illegally vote Democrat and it’ll get counted like they literally just showed with project veritas.

Otis
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Prancy Nancy is snorting and stamping and worried about borders. What about OUR borders? Oh. Ours don’t matter.

Kay
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Pelosi, once again, against anything positive for this country. The Democrat House has been worthless for the last three years flailing about voting against anything the President is for. They have shown no leadership and cannot be responsible and should not be given the power of the White House.

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