A new report says that many Republicans who are not too keen on the idea of a tariff war are considering whether or not to vote against President Trump’s proposed tariffs against the country of Mexico.
Many of these individuals are looking to possibly join Democrats who are going to vote to block the tariffs, should the president make good on the threats to put these tariffs on all Mexican goods.
Here’s a snippet from The Daily Caller:
“I know he’s, sometimes in his frustration, expressed his intention to do certain things but after calm reflection and consultation with the members of the Congress has decided maybe to pursue a different course, so that’s what I hope would happen here,” Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said to reporters on Monday.
“He’s a tariff guy,” Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst stated Monday after speaking with the president. The Iowa lawmaker, who said she was “not pleased” about the tariff idea, pushed Trump not to move forward with the threat.
“There are going to be concerns expressed about whether this is the right way to get Mexico’s attention on the border security issue,” Senate Majority Whip John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, said Monday. “It’s going to not be viewed favorably in my state, for sure.”
The skepticism from the GOP comes after the president made an announcement that he would impose these incremental tariffs on all exports from Mexico, with the sole condition being they help aid in the crackdown against illegal immigration at the southern border.
In this plan, Mexican goods would be hit with a 5 percent tax starting on June 10. The tax would increase by 5 percent each month until reaching a maximum of 25 percent by the month of October.
If Mexico shows they are serious about helping in the fight against illegal immigration, the tariffs would be removed.
Hey, say what you will about the tariffs, but the president does indeed have a solid point about Mexico needing to do their part to help stop illegal immigration. These folks are overwhelming border communities and others around the country and it must be stopped.
Guess we’ll have to wait and see if anyone else sees things from he president’s point of view.