Sep 12, 2017

​Boehner defends South Korea trade deal

Speaker of the House John Boehner on Capitol Hill. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Former Speaker John Boehner, who has mostly kept silent on policy since leaving office, responds to our reporting that President Trump is still considering withdrawing from a trade agreement with South Korea that Boehner helped guide to passage in 2011:

  • "Withdrawing from the South Korea-US Trade Agreement [KORUS] would undermine America's strategic objectives in the Pacific region and undercut our own workers and employers."
  • Full statement.
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