On the Hill with Doug Christian
Capitol Hill – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), during his weekly press conference, expresses reaction from his conservative caucus over President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China:
(Audio: McConnell says there is a lot of concern from Republican lawmakers over tariffs.)
Yet several Republican lawmakers are loath to confront Trump head-on and instead offer tentative support for President Donald Trump’s tariffs.
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in his weekly phone call with reporters, “I have some sympathy for Trump’s lack of patience with the Chinese. Enough is enough. It’s time to strike a strong, enforceable deal so that whether you’re farmers or businesses or consumers, you can get some certainty.”
Grassley said, “I urge the Chinese negotiators to bring these talks to a halt, with a successful close, so we can avoid prolonged tariffs, which we know have an impact on the U.S. economy.”
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill