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.