Is the White House Worried About a GOP Tax Revolt?
Time and time again, Donald Trump has looked to solve major issues through the means of finance. Tariffs have been on the forefront of that conversation as the president is currently involved in a costly trade war with China.
The president worried Republicans by threatening to start a new trade war with Mexico over border policy. His own party, however, are reportedly worried enough about Mexican tariffs that they have threatened to oppose them.
While they have couched their language, a number of Republican lawmakers have come out against the tariffs. Whether or not that news has hit the president’s desk is unknown.
Wisconsin Senator, Ron Johnson, warned, “The administration ought to be concerned about another vote of disapproval on another national emergency act, this time trying to implement tariffs. Tariffs are not real popular in the Republican Conference. This would be a different vote. … This would certainly give me great pause.”
“The administration ought to be concerned about another vote of disapproval on another national emergency act, this time trying to implement tariffs,” Johnson continued.
Kevin Cramer, from North Dakota also took issue with the president. He told reporters, “The president has to consider whether or not a veto can be sustained. That would be a really good, important discussion for him to have with Republican members of Congress before going that route
Whether these arguments are resonating with the president is unknown. As of now, the tariffs against Mexico are ready to go forward.