Democrats’ pursuit of impeachment is not without extensive opportunity costs. The passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), has been tabled so Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi can play out their impeachment fantasies at the expense of the American people. 

Last week, Pelosi announced that a deal was “imminent” but today, backtracked and rephrased: the deal “could be” imminent. 

It is increasingly likely that USMCA will not be passed by the end of the 2019 House session, especially since today, November 21st, is the last day the House meets before departing for Thanksgiving break: 

Although Pelosi acknowledges the unlikelihood of USMCA passing, she blames it on tense negotiations between Republicans and Democrats: “I’m not even sure if we came to an agreement today that it would be enough time to finish [this year], but just depends on how much agreement we come to.”

Pelosi desperate attempt to rebrand this delay as a failure to compromise is political sleight of hand; she and her Democratic colleagues full-fledged pursuit of impeachment is responsible for the USMCA holdup.

Even the 31 freshman Democrats in districts President Obama won twice and President Trump won in 2016 acknowledge the benefit of passing USMCA and have pressured Pelosi to hold a vote.

Their constituents are angry and rightfully so. If the Democrats have time to attempt to impeach President Trump on overblown, second-hand allegations, why can’t they pass USMCA, a demonstrable good for the country?

Forget America First. The Democrats are impeachment first.