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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:30 PM

GOP Senators told WH they have votes to override Trump if he tries veto them on Mexico tariff rebuke

McConnell confirms “tariffs aren’t real popular” with Republican caucus.




Defiant Republican senators warned Trump administration officials Tuesday they were prepared to block the president’s effort to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, threatening to assemble a veto-proof majority to mount their most direct confrontation with the president since he took office.

During a closed-door lunch on Capitol Hill, at least a half-dozen senators spoke in opposition to the tariffs President Trump intends to levy next week in an attempt to force Mexico to limit Central American migration to the United States. No senator spoke in support, according to multiple people present who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private meeting.

The lawmakers told officials from the White House and Justice Department they probably had the Senate votes they needed to take action on the tariffs, even if that meant overriding a veto.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexico-sees-80-percent-chance-of-a-deal-to-head-off-trump-tariffs/2019/06/04/53bdce08-86c4-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html?utm_term=.e019341ac766

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Reply GOP Senators told WH they have votes to override Trump if he tries veto them on Mexico tariff rebuke (Original post)
hlthe2b Jun 2019 OP
Hoyt Jun 2019 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #2
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #3
ooky Jun 2019 #4
Blue_true Jun 2019 #5
watoos Jun 2019 #8
Skittles Jun 2019 #6
fierywoman Jun 2019 #7
msongs Jun 2019 #9
fierywoman Jun 2019 #11
dweller Jun 2019 #10

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:37 PM

1. Maybe Democrats ought to go ahead and take action on tariffs and send it to Senate.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:44 PM

2. I'm really surprised at this news.

But I'm also very pleased.

Possibly they are aware that tariffs aren't popular with their constituents and that if they vote for them, they could put their position in jeopardy.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:47 PM

3. I KNOW they are hearing from the farmers--many who were seething at the delays in disaster funds

with their fields underwater and unable to sell their soybeans.

Some of them are wising up to the whole Trump con.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:50 PM

4. I'm not really that surprised. Maybe surprised they decided to act so quickly, but

this is a really stupid move by President Fraud, almost on par in stupidity with his government shutdown that blew up in his face.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:54 PM

5. Yeah. Those goopers will talk big then fold like a cheap suit once the light is on them. nt

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:02 PM

8. Exactly

 

No way they get 20 Senators to buck.Trump.
It would be political suicide. They may not have the votes in the House. The Freedumb caucus won’t buck Trump.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:59 PM

6. WHO'S GOT POPCORN

PASS IT ALONG

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:00 PM

7. If they had real balls they would simultaneously do exactly the same with the

China tariffs.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:25 PM

9. joni ernst cut em all off to please her organge haired daddy nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:52 PM

11. f--- her.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:49 PM

10. put up or shut up

ya bunch of worthless wankers ...

✌🏼️

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