The announcement of a deal Tuesday morning between House Democrats and the Trump Administration on bringing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement came within hours of the House’s judiciary committee drafting two articles of impeachment against President Trump. Speaking Monday to Missouri Farm Bureau members in Osage Beach, Senator Roy Blunt suggested that the two moves would be tied together to guard against any backlash Democrats might receive from pursuing impeachment.

Blunt adds that Trump appears to have backed away from previous threats to withdraw from NAFTA in an effort to force action on its replacement.

Blunt also discussed progress on the regulatory burden on farmers, notable the repeal of Waters of the U.S. and the Clean Power Act. He also stressed the need to improve the nation’s roads and waterways, and rural broadband access.