Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) say they will vote against Trump's trade representative nominee, Robert Lighthizer, because he seemingly supports the Trump regime's "incoherent" position on trade policy.
“We fear that you do not have an appreciation for the millions of jobs created by this free trade deal, and that you would not champion agriculture during your time as USTR,” wrote McCain and Sasse. [...]
“Beyond your vocal advocacy for protectionist shifts in our trade policies, the Administration’s ongoing, incoherent, and inconsistent trade message has compounded our concern,” wrote McCain and Sasse.
McCain and Sasse are rightfully concerned about what Trump's incoherence could do to their states. Every senator should be concerned, but Lighthizer's nomination has cleared a procedural hurdle and it's possible he could be confirmed later today unless more Republicans come out against him.
I don't like to be pessimistic, but I don't see how we make it through four years of Trump without another recession.