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Sen. Coons: Little Faith GOP Will Reject Mexico Tariffs

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Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (Chris Kleponis/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 June 2019 09:13 AM

Republican senators are warning they might not support President Donald Trump's call for tariffs on Mexican imports, but Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Wednesday he does not have much faith they will follow through.

"Frankly, this is a Republican caucus that tends to fall in line, even when they have good reason to have profound misgivings about the president's decisions," Rep. Coons told CNN's "New Day." "Hopefully, this is the breakpoint where Senate Republicans slow down the president's endless swinging of the club of tariffs and hitting our closest allies."

Also on Wednesday, Coons, a supporter of former Vice President Joe Biden, hailed his call for climate change and said it "lays out a fair amount more detail" than contained in the Green New Deal.

"It's important for folks to be reminded that Joe Biden released one of the first climate bills in the Senate," he added.

He also dismissed complaints that parts of the plan may have been plagiarized, or comparisons to 1988, when Biden was forced from his presidential campaign after drawing from speeches from a British politician.

"Rather than quibbling over what did or didn't happen 30 years ago and whether it is an echo in today's campaign, I would urge the voters to contrast the conduct of the president, who was picking a fight with the mayor of London before he even landed, inserting himself in a destabilizing way in British internal politics by who he met with and who he spurned," said Coons.

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