by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/13/18, 10:24 am
WASHINGTON—Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Monday introduced legislation to nullify President Donald Trump’s new import tariffs on steel and aluminum. “If we enter a trade war, we risk reversing those gains we have made,” said the senator, who is retiring at the end of his term. “We in Congress simply can’t be complicit as this administration courts economic disaster in this fashion.” Flake, a frequent critic of Trump, pleaded with his colleagues on the Senate floor to support his bill that would strip the president of his ability to impose the taxes without congressional approval.