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General News    H4'ed 6/5/19

Republicans flirt with rebellion if Trump moves ahead on Mexico tariffs

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Republican senators railed against President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs against Mexico in a private lunch on Tuesday with White House and Justice Department officials, who struggled to explain their legal process for implementing the new levies. Roughly a half dozen GOP senators stood to speak about why the decision to impose tariffs on Mexico was ill-advised. The members insisted Trump hold off on any declarations until he can brief members personally on the plan. But with Trump in Europe and members scheduled to leave for D-Day commemorations, that may not be possible before Monday's deadline for activating the first band of 5% tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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