"This is not an allegation. It's barely a thirdhand rumor. These writers didn't even speak to the man who they claimed originally recounted this rumor," Mr. Grassley said on the chamber floor. "What's left is only layers and layers of decades-old hearsay."
"The only way to end this trade war is for China to come to the table and negotiate seriously on an enforceable deal that ends its bad behavior and unfair trade practices. In the meantime, tariffs cannot be the only negotiating tool. Tariffs are not a long-term solution," said Mr. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
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