Breitbart is reporting, “President Donald Trump did not invite House Democrats to Wednesday’s signing ceremony of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the White House, said the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).”
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) January 28, 2020
Democrats, who have spent months focused on impeaching the president and had dragged their feet for more than a year after it was signed thus delaying its passage approved the agreement alongside the Republicans when it came to the floor for a vote in December. The deal, which enshrines new auto manufacturing requirements, provisions for the digital economy and labor protections, passed with a vote of 385-41.
According to CNN, a Senate Republican aide argued that because Democrats took months to negotiate changes to the original agreement, they don’t deserve to attend the ceremony.
“Democrats dragged their feet on USMCA for more than a year after it was signed, so I wouldn’t be surprised,” the aide added “It took a year of pressure and public shaming. That’s not an equal partner in victory.”