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Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) says the votes aren’t there to block President Trump’s threat to impose a new round of tariffs on Mexico, despite broad concerns among GOP lawmakers.
Johnson, an outspoken critic of Trump’s trade policies, says there won’t be enough votes to override the president’s expected veto of a disapproval resolution to block additional tariffs against Mexico.
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He said he informed Mexican Ambassador Martha Bárcena Coqui of the political reality on Capitol Hill in a phone call Wednesday morning.
“I talked to the Mexican ambassador. I wanted to make sure that she realized that if the president decides to invoke tariffs, I don’t think there’s a possibility for a veto override,” Johnson told reporters after the call.
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A delegation from Mexico is in Washington on Wednesday for a meeting with Vice President Pence.
The two sides are seeking to strike a deal that would prevent the tariffs from going into effect on Monday.
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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told CNN on Wednesday morning that the tariffs "may not have to go into effect."
Pence said he wanted to speak to the Mexican...
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