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Senate Republicans opposed to President Donald Trump’s actions on tariffs, have now put forth a bill to tie his hands.

From CNN:

“Sen. Bob Corker, the Tennessee Republican retiring at the end of this term, will introduce a bill Wednesday, and attempt to attach it as an amendment to a must-pass defense policy bill that would require congressional approval for the President to apply tariffs on national security grounds — a trade tactic the administration has already deployed to justify steel and aluminum tariffs.

The effort faces an uphill climb — both on the politics and in the strategy, GOP leadership has been wary of the repercussions of moving to directly challenge the President especially in an election year where Republicans are counting on Trump’s loyal supporters to keep them in the Senate majority. It’s something Corker acknowledged to reporters when he noted ‘doing anything up here is like pushing a major boulder uphill.’”

WIBC host Tony Katz spoke with Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity Wednesday. The AFP has been sharply critical of President Trump’s proposed tariffs, and Philips told Tony we already have the historical precedent to demonstrate that the economic impact of a trade war will be severe.


“History shows this is going to lead to retaliation, and we’re already seeing it.

…When you impose tariffs, the cost of everyday goods will rise, prices at Walmart will increase, and that’s going to have a severe impact on everyday Americans.”

Click the link below to hear the full interview: