Skip to comments.Flake to introduce bill to nullify Trump's tariffs
Posted on 03/08/2018 3:40:20 PM PST by bkopto
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Thursday that he will introduce legislation to nix President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports just minutes after they were announced.
"I will immediately draft and introduce legislation to nullify these tariffs, and I urge my colleagues to pass it before this exercise in protectionism inflicts any more damage on the economy," Flake said in a statement.
Trump announced that he would levy the penalties a 25 percent tariff for steel and 10 percent on aluminum during a White House event. Canada and Mexico are exempted amid larger trade negotiations, Trump said.
But the decision is expected to spark widespread backlash from Capitol Hill.
Republicans worked frantically, without success, for days to publicly and privately urge the administration to back down or at least narrow the tariffs.
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Lame duck. Go ahead sport, get 2/3 to override his veto. See how many congressmen from the rust belt will vote your way.
will not make it out of committee
I believe there has been some recent mention of some foreign countries running steel and aluminum through Mexico and Canada to escape regs. They will surely continue to do that once tariffs are in place, no?
Gosh, foiled again! So you really think that’s enough to trick us? Laughable. And the country caught doing that might have some very bad consequences coming their way.
McCain Jr. strikes again.
Senator Flake must have some real major scandal in his background. He’s deranged. JMHO
Flake, thy name is mental masturbation.
George Soros must pay Jeff Flake very well.
With his 18% approval rating - good luck.
Flake is retiring.
So he is against American workers? He’s not even facing the voters in his own home state.
Speechless. Is there anyone, ever, in the history of the Democrat party that would behave like this?
I wouldn’t think so either.
Dead on arrival, and Jeff ‘18% approval rating’ Flake knows it. Worthless attention-seeking narcissist.
What an a**. Does he know how stupid he sounds?
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