Kamala Harris Says Bernie Sanders was Right on NAFTA and that She Wouldn’t have Voted for the Trade Deal



Eliza Relman | Business Insider

Sen. Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, said she wouldn’t have voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), agreeing with both President Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders that the deal doesn’t do enough to protect American workers from foreign competition.

CNN host Jake Tapper asked Harris whether she agreed with Sanders’ vote against the landmark trade deal, or former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote against it.

“I would not have voted for NAFTA because I believe we can do a better job to protect American workers,” Harris told Tapper on “State of the Union,” adding, “I also believe that we need to do a better job in terms of thinking about the priorities that should be more apparent now, perhaps, than they were then, which are issues like the climate crisis and what we need to do to build into these trade agreements.”

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