Looks like Gingrich might have just had his John Boehner "So be it" moment here. From Raw Story -- Whoops: Gingrich praises NAFTA for shipping out American jobs:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich found himself in a bit of a log-jam with his
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich found himself in a bit of a log-jam with his inner-conservative Monday night.
Appearing on a conservative talk radio program, Gingrich praised the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), taking the decidedly internationalist view that it was positive because it created jobs in Mexico.
Whether the economy or even the job market overall benefited from the agreement has been the subject of intense debate ever since, but most economists agree that the trade agreement has resulted in the loss of many low-skill jobs to Mexico.
But Gingrich's position on the arrangement, which succeeded in dramatically expanding the value of trade between the US, Canada and Mexico, isn't common among Republicans, today or in the lead-up to the agreement's passage.
Raw Story has the full transcript in the link above.
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