On the Hill with Doug Christian
(Audio: Trump announcing he will have a huge immigration announcement later in the day.)
CAPITOL HILL – That was President Donald Trump telling the press Thursday morning that he would make a major immigration announcement later.
Trump’s evening tweet says:
….at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2019
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) slammed Trump in a statement saying:
“Trade policy and border security are separate issues. This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent.”
“I urge the president to consider other options.”
In other news, Rep. Adam Schiff, Democrat from California and Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, responds to news that the late Republican strategist and cartographer, Thomas Hofeller, left evidence on his hard drives that a citizenship question included in the U.S. Census would advantage Republicans and whites. Schiff tweets a retort to the news article:
It’s always been clear why the Trump Administration put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census:
To decrease political representation for immigrant communities for their own partisan advantage.
Now there are receipts. https://t.co/XgdPfONWzy
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 30, 2019
Meanwhile, congressional bipartisan outrage mounts about placing tarps over the U.S.S. John S. McCain during Trump’s visit to Japan.
Republican Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona, who holds the late Sen. John McCain’s seat, issued a statement saying, “I am appalled to hear of the allegations surrounding the USS John S. McCain.” She concludes, “There needs to be a full investigation into who ordered it and what occurred.”
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill