Pelosi Statement on Brexit & Potential U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement

September 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement reiterating her position on a post-Brexit U.S.-U.K. trade agreement and the importance of protecting the Good Friday Agreement:

“The Good Friday Agreement is the bedrock of peace in Northern Ireland and an inspiration for the whole world. 

“Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday Agreement, including the stability brought by the invisible and frictionless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.  The U.K. must respect the Northern Ireland Protocol as signed with the EU to ensure the free flow of goods across the border.

“If the U.K. violates that international treaty and Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement passing the Congress.  The Good Friday Agreement is treasured by the American people and will be proudly defended in the United States Congress.”