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Rep. Doug Jones: More Companies Will Follow Harley-Davidson Overseas

Rep. Doug Jones: More Companies Will Follow Harley-Davidson Overseas
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By    |   Tuesday, 26 June 2018 01:23 PM

Harley-Davidson's decision to move production for some of its motorcycles overseas because of the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum marks just the first of many companies that will moving operations, Rep. Doug Jones said Tuesday.

"I don't think the tariff process and the announcement that have come out have been very good for a number of things," the Alabama Democrat told CNN's "New Day." 

"Steel and aluminum in my state are really big. We are an exporting state, but we use that steel and aluminum to make our cars, to make other items."

He said his state's manufacturing industry is "really concerned" about the tariffs, as are farmers.

"It's easy for somebody like Harley-Davidson to pick up a factory," he added. "It's a lot harder for my soybean farmers to move their farms overseas. These tariffs need to be carefully thought out.

"Everyone in Congress is concerned about the effect of the tariffs and Harley is just one example I think one of many situations where we'll start losing our factories to overseas countries if we we're not careful."

President Donald Trump early Tuesday accused Harley-Davidson of using the tariffs as a cover for an existing plan to shift some of its production abroad.

Jones also commented on the current controversy concerning Rep. Maxine Waters' call to fight back against members of President Donald Trump's cabinet and other Republicans, calling for a return to civility.

"I'm not saying don't fight back," said Jones. "You fight back on issues that are important. You don't have to fight back with name calling and bullying and trying to yell people down. Fight back on the issues. I still believe that the issues that we have facing this country that Democrats have better solutions.

"That's how you fight back. You fight back in the trenches with the issues of the day."

Jones added that he does not think one has to "get down in the gutter and name calla nd bully people...you're not going to win a Twitter war with the president of the United States, but you can win the issues war, you can win the day just like I did in Alabama by talking about the issues."

He also commented on Trump's comment about deporting illegal immigrants without holding trials, saying that it's a "slippery slope" when one pulls back people's constitutional rights.

"This bill that we had looked at last spring, last winter, would have brought more judges, would have made the system more efficient and moved things through," he said.

"We've got to afford due process to every citizen and every noncitizen. Everyone that has their feet on the ground in the United States of America is afforded due process under our constitution."

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Rep. Doug Jones said Harley-Davidson's decision to move production for some of its motorcycles overseas because of the president's tariffs on steel and aluminum marks just the first of many companies that will moving.
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