Senate will not 'poke the bear' Trump by passing tariff measure: lawmaker

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on S

Trump has recently used discretionary tariff powers, delegated for the president's use for reasons of national security, to levy taxes on imports of aluminum and steel from even close American allies. But, no, the United States Senate right now, on June the 12th, is becoming a body where, 'Well, we'll do what we can do, but, my gosh, if the president gets upset with us then we might not be in the majority.

Inhofe said he wants to see Corker's legislation advance in some other way, but that seems unlikely.

The Oklahoma Republican said he did not like when Senators try to put amendments like Corker's in must-pass legislation. So gosh, we can't vote on the Corker amendment because we're taking, rightly so, the responsibilities that we have to deal with tariffs and revenues. A lot of them would vote for it if it came to vote, but no.

Senator Corker said, "I haven't heard a single senator on our side that hasn't expressed concern to the president directly about what's happening with tariffs".

Corker's amendment would limit Trump's ability to impose tariffs on national security grounds - a move which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly called "insulting".

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said he was comfortable disagreeing with the president and that Corker was disappointed about the amendment failing. "And all my amendment would do is say, 'Look, Mr. President, you go negotiate, but when you finish, come back, and as senators and as House members, let us vote up or down'".

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"I don't want to do anything that is either going to jeopardize the passage of the defense authorization bill or delay the passage", said Sen.

In a passionate speech on the Senate floor, Corker argued that Republicans were blocking his trade proposal because they feared what Trump might do to the party if they upset him ahead of an election.

But Senator James Inhofe, the Republican who is managing debate on the defense bill, blocked the amendment as inappropriate for the legislation, preventing a vote.

On "Fox News @ Night", conservative columnist Bethany Mandel said Corker has a point about many Republicans being afraid to run afoul of Trump.

"No no no, we might poke the bear" is the language I've been hearing in the hallways. Lindsey Graham of SC said it was unlikely there would be amendment votes and placed the blame squarely on Sen. "We're not going to give it up".

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