Sen. Jeff Flake will introduce legislation to nullify President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel, part of a growing GOP effort to overrule Trump on trade.
Senate Republicans discussed the matter in depth on Thursday, just hours before Trump will officially sign his crackdown on imported metals, senators said. And they are gearing up for an open clash with Trump over economic policy.
“If it’s anything approximating what he’s talking about, introduce legislation to nullify it. I’m assuming I’m not going to be the only one doing that,” the Arizona Republican told reporters. “Nobody knows what it is so we can’t do anything until we know what it is.”