Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.) blasted congressional leadership Wednesday for failing to take meaningful action in response to President Donald Trump’s tariff madness.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure earlier in the day limiting the president’s power to impose tariffs for national security reasons. But the nonbinding measure won’t actually do anything, and was seen as more of a symbolic gesture than anything else.
That’s not good enough for Amash, who voiced his displeasure in a pair of tweets. The libertarian-leaning Republican blasted the Senate’s action as “weak,” calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R–Wisc.) to “defend Congress’s powers with real legislation, not symbolic gestures.” In a follow-up post, he wondered why McConnell and Ryan even “want to be congressional leaders if all they intend to do is outsource their jobs to the president.”
I can’t relate to why they’d want to be congressional leaders if all