Democrats Itching to Take Down Biden Over Free-Trade Past

Posted May 02, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Holly Otterbein – Politico)

Joe Biden’s campaign kickoff was designed to showcase his blue-collar appeal: A rally at a Teamsters hall in Pittsburgh where he railed against Wall Street and demanded that a local employer “stop the union-busting.”

But one staple of Democratic stump speeches heard across the Rust Belt was missing: Middle-Class Joe, as he’s dubbed himself, didn’t once mention trade.

There’s probably a reason for that. In the Senate, Biden voted for the North American Free Trade Agreement and permanent normal trade relations with China. As then-President Barack Obama’s No. 2, he supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Click here to read more.