“Texas benefits more from free trade than most states,” said Congressman Crenshaw regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, which has been signed by President Trump but is awaiting ratification by the legislature. “It’s why I come out against tariffs, because Texas benefits from more free trade.”
“On the other hand, I do appreciate the President trying to do something–trying to gain some sort of leverage over Mexico,” Crenshaw said. Just days after this interview was recorded, President Trump announced an indefinite suspension of the tariffs as Mexico agreed to take measures stemming illegal immigration.
Congressman Crenshaw is a former United States Navy SEAL and served in three tours of duty over ten years. In 2012, Crenshaw lost his right eye due to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and now wears his signature eye-patch.
Watch the full interview with Congressman Crenshaw and former State Senator Konni Burton below.
Special thanks to Houston StatLink for hosting Congressman Crenshaw for this remote interview.
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