Houston Chronicle: Sen. Cornyn signals Republican surrender in president’s trade war

Houston Chronicle: Sen. Cornyn signals Republican surrender in president’s trade war

From the Houston Chronicle, June 8, 2018:

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate, cautioned that Congress is unlikely to pass legislation reining in President Trump’s powers to unilaterally impose steel and aluminum tariffs on our allies, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, under the guise of national security, under Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act.

“I think that’s primarily an executive branch function, and I don’t really see Congress passing and getting a presidential signature on something constraining his authority,” Cornyn told reporters, as quoted in The Hill.

We disagree, and we are disappointed by the Senator’s position.

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