"Members of the Senate, myself included, are concerned about the scope of the proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum and their impact on American citizens and businesses, including many I represent in Kentucky", McConnell said.
Historically proponents of free trade, several Republicans dubbed the measures "stupid" and "misguided" - if the United States increases the cost of both materials, they hold, American producers of vehicles and other products will suffer setbacks on the global playing field, and consumers will pay more.
Congress now has several options: it could pass a law taking back from Trump powers regarding commercial matters, which have been doled out to the White House progressively since the 1930s for purposes of efficiency.In the case of these tariffs, the Republican leader used a 1962 law authorizing the president to tax certain imports in the name of national security protection - legislation rarely invoked in the past except in the notable case of oil.
Many Republicans fear Trump's decision will spark a trade war and damage the US economy just eight months before the 2018 elections.
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Trump, however, is standing by his call for the tariffs.
"Trump is not someone who retreats", said Stephen Moore, an economist with the conservative Heritage Foundation and a former campaign adviser. "They (the administration) truly believe that tariffs is the way to go".
Trump says he's sticking with his initial plan for import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
"These are people that voted for him and supported him in these auto-producing states", said Cody Lusk, president of the American International Automobile Dealers Association.
"We think it's easier to break it into pieces", he said. And he added that if three-way negotiations don't work, "we are prepared to move on a bilateral basis".
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"There are potential carve-outs for Mexico and Canada, based on national security, and possibly for other countries as well", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Wednesday.
Trump moreover found little support among Democrats, even though that party is historically more protectionist. "It's the wrong way to incentivize the creation of a new & modern #NAFTA". "We have to protect & build our Steel and Aluminum Industries while at the same time showing great flexibility and cooperation toward those that are real friends and treat us fairly on both trade and the military".
"We don't want to do one big bill", the Wisconsin Republican said at an event in Georgia with Home Depot employees.
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