Painter and Smith Differ on Tariffs

His opposition to them may hurt his chances.

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Alex Clearfield
May 7, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

Apart from his “misgivings” about how former Sen. Al Franken’s (D) resignation from the Senate was handled, there other reasons former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter (D) “can expect a lukewarm reception from the Democratic establishment. He says he parts company with” Sen. Tina Smith (D) “over her support for tariffs, which he claims will start a trade war, and proposed copper-nickel mining projects in north-eastern Minnesota, which he warns will have serious environmental consequences.” (The Guardian)


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