Schumer’s Handpicked Candidate Refuses To Break With Him On Bipartisan USMCA

January 29th, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As President Trump today signs the USMCA, the bipartisan trade deal that passed the Senate 89-10 and even Nancy Pelosi endorsed, Cal Cunningham is still refusing to cross his benefactor Chuck Schumer and support the legislation.

  • As the Raleigh News & Observer reported earlier this month: “Cunningham said he did not have a definitive position on the USMCA.”

“Cal Cunningham is so afraid of angering Chuck Schumer and his radical, liberal base, that he won’t even commit to supporting a bipartisan trade deal that provides a great boost to North Carolina’s small businesses and hardworking farmers,” said Tillis campaign spokesman Andrew Romeo. “North Carolinians already knew that Schumer is controlling the way Silent Cal campaigns by not allowing him to talk to voters and the press, and now they know that Schumer would dictate how Cunningham would vote in Washington as well.”

The USMCA is not the only economic issue Cal Cunningham is pandering to his left-wing base on. As the News & Observer pointed out earlier this month, Cunningham has spent his current campaign racing to the left of his own 2010 positions on tariffs and trade overall.