Sen. Grassley on Mexican tariffs, Rep. Schiff on a citizenship question, Sen....

Sen. Grassley on Mexican tariffs, Rep. Schiff on a citizenship question, Sen. McSally on a tarp over USS John McCain

The late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and then-Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) talk with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley during a visit to the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range in Mesa, Ariz., on April 18, 2017. After McCain's death last August, McSally was appointed to take over his Senate seat. She says she was appalled to hear allegations that the USS John S. McCain's name was covered with a tarp during President Donald Trump's visit to Japan this week. (Sgt. Jamill Ford/U.S. Army)

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:

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.”

Grassley concludes:

“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:

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

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