Both Senator Corker and Flake have crossed paths with Trump since the 2016 election….
With aren’t running for office again and when push comes to shove?
Both cop-out and support Trump….
Trump escalation of Tariff ‘s are causing worry in some places in America, even though places like China actually do have protectionist economic policies ….
“On something like tariffs, for example, the Senate ought to bring legislation to the floor that says, ‘Hey, we’re going push back here.’… Canada, Mexico are not national security threats,” Flake added on ABC. “The European Union exporting cars to the U.S. does not represent a national security threat, and we ought to push back. And if we don’t, why are we there?”
Trump’s tariffs on allies in the European Union, Canada and Mexico have generated sharp criticism from some Republicans, who warn they will hamstring the nation’s humming economy and cost Americans jobs. Trump on Friday further threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars.
GOP leaders in Congress, however, have so far resisted directly challenging Trump on trade, worrying that a messy intraparty clash would prove to be damaging ahead of the crucial November midterm elections.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has introduced a bill with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) aiming to limit the president’s authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to levy tariffs based on “national security grounds” ― a provision Trump has invoked several times. They argue he has abused the law, and that Congress should get a say in the matter.
In a separate interview on Sunday, Corker said Trump may face a “jailbreak” in Congress over tariffs ― suggesting that he too was willing to force the issue.
“There’s not a person at the White House that can articulate why they are doing this,” Corker said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”….