After President Donald Trump announced that he’d raise tariffs on Mexico until the “illegal immigration problem is remedied” Thursday, Senate Finance Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) blasted Trump for “misuse of presidential tariff authority.”
“Trade policy and border security are separate issues,” Grassley wrote in a statement. “This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent.”
The senator, though a stalwart Trump ally, occasionally pushes back against the President, as he did last month amid the Department of Homeland Security purges.
Read Grassley’s full statement here via Mediaite.