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Two GOP senators call for more information about Trump's rape accusation

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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) have both called for additional questioning and more information about E. Jean Carroll's recent rape accusation against President Trump, CNN reports.

The big picture: This separates the senators from the majority of the GOP — which has largely stayed silent in response to the accusation, per Politico. Meanwhile, many have taken strong stances of support for Trump.

Republicans slam Trump's Mexico tariff threat

Senators Joni Ernst, Mitt Romney, Chuck Grassley
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Republican lawmakers are voicing their concerns and grievances following President Trump's Thursday announcement of new tariffs against Mexican goods.

Why it matters: While Republicans still argue that border security and immigration are top policy issues, some are worried Trump's sanctions could jeopardize plans to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).