Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton broke weeks of silence on the trade debate that has deeply divided her party, telling a crowd here Sunday that she sides with House Democrats who led a rebellion against President Obama's trade agenda.Watch the video above and you will hear the same trade deal standards that we've heard from Hillary recently. Also, as before, there's still no indication that she has seen the final agreement. But here she goes further by clearly siding with Democrats in Congress who believe that the deal is still not good enough for the American people.
Clinton called on Obama to listen to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democratic rank and file in Congress who want the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to include better protections for American workers. If he doesn't, she said, "there should be no deal."
“In order to get a deal that meets these high standards, the president should listen to and work with his allies in Congress, starting with Nancy Pelosi, who had expressed their concerns about the impact that a weak agreement would have on our workers, to make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible," Clinton said. "And if we don’t get it, there should be no deal.”
She also made quite the campaign promise:
"No president would be a tougher negotiator on behalf of American workers, either with our trading partners or Republicans on Capitol Hill, than I would be."I intend to hold her to that.