Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's proposal to pay for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border by imposing a 20 percent tax on goods imported from Mexico:
"The merits of building a contiguous physical wall along our southern border are highly questionable -- questioned by elected officials on both sides of the aisle. But what's even more concerning is the idea that it could be paid for by taxing imports from Mexico by an additional 20 percent," said Crist. "That's essentially asking the American people and American businesses to pay for the wall, through higher costs on the products we import from Mexico everyday, from clothes to cars. I hope the Administration abandons this misguided proposal."