Friday, April 14, 2006

O'Reilly Lies About GOP's Support of NAFTA

On the April 11th O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed that "most Republicans didn't want" NAFTA, which was signed in 1993 by Canada, the United States, and Mexico. That could not be further from from the truth. In reality, not Billy O's little world, 134 Republicans voted in support of it in the House, with just 43 opposed to it, and 34 Republicans voted for it in the Senate, with just 10 against. It was actually Democrats that did not want it, with 28 opposed and 27 in favor in the Senate, and in the House, 156 opposed and 102 in favor.

Transcripts from

O'REILLY: Who wanted NAFTA? Who wanted it?

BARRON: Republicans and Democrats. Both.

O'REILLY: Mexico wanted it.

BARRON: America wanted it.

O'REILLY: Most Republicans didn't want it.

BARRON: Yes, they did. That's why they got mad at Bill Clinton for having him pass it.

O'REILLY: You think Pat Buchanan and those guys wanted NAFTA?

BARRON: They're -- they wanted free trade.

Stop spinning the facts, Bill!


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