Ben Sasse on Trump tariffs: "Protectionism is weak, not strong"
Sen. Ben Sasse on Capitol Hill, October 31, 2017. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images
Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) responds to President Trump's announcement that he is imposing new, heightened tariffs on steel and aluminum.
"Let's be clear: The President is proposing a massive tax increase on American families. Protectionism is weak, not strong. You'd expect a policy this bad from a leftist administration, not a supposedly Republican one."— Statement from Sen. Sasse