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GOP Rep Kinzinger: I’m ‘Nervous’ About Tariffs

IAN HANCHETT

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) stated that he is “nervous” about the new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, but hopes the president can successfully use his leverage to deal with abusive trade practices.

Kinzinger said, “Well, we’re all worried. … They’re [Kinzinger’s constituents] willing to give him a little leverage to fight for this, but they’re also slightly nervous. I think where we see concern is not necessarily taking on China. There have been massively abusive trade practices, but it’s also saying we’ll take on Canada, Mexico, and the EU. That said, I hope the president’s successful. He has a lot of leverage to do this. I hope he can win. Because we have to fight back. But there’s no doubt a lot of my agricultural — my farmers are very nervous. And I’m nervous about it too.”

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