Becerra Explains His Reasons for Not Accepting USTR Post

By December 17, 2008Trade

From ABC’s The Note:

ABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Saying that he has come to the realization that trade is not a priority for the incoming Obama administration, Rep. Xavier Becerra has decided not to accept Barack Obama’s offer to be United States Trade Representative, according to an interview the California Democrat gave to the editorial board of La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper in Los Angeles.

“Mi preocupación es qué tanto peso hubiera tenido esta posición y llegué a la conclusión de que no sería prioridad número uno, quizá ni siquiera dos o tres,” Becerra told La Opinion.Translated to English, Becerra said, “My concern was how much weight this position [U.S. Trade Representative] would have and I came to the conclusion that it would not be priority No. 1, and perhaps, not even priority No. 2 or 3.”

With all due respect, esperamos que no es correcto.

(Hat tip: Stephen Sprueill)

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