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In a blow to Trump's radical trade agenda, Sens McCain, Sasse oppose his anti-NAFTA trade rep pick

Republican U.S. Senators John McCain and Ben Sasse said on Wednesday they would vote against President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, because of his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) answers questions at the U.S. Capitol on April 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S.
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) answers questions at the U.S. Capitol on April 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S.

"Unfortunately, your confirmation process has failed to reassure us that you understand the North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) positive economic benefits to our respective States and the nation as a whole," McCain and Sasse said in a letter to Lighthizer.