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Ernst doubles down on claim that Lighthizer is in favor of NAFTA withdrawal

January 22, 2018
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) is standing by her assertion that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer last month told a group of senators and President Trump that he was in favor of withdrawing from NAFTA. Ernst told Iowa corn growers early last week that Lighthizer, in an early December meeting with President Trump, Ernst and other GOP senators, was the only one in the room who supported withdrawal . A USTR spokeswoman, however, said Lighthizer “took no position on the question...


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