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Thursday, Jun 28 2018

QUICK CLIP: Hawley-Endorsed Steel Tariff Nails Missouri Workers

Jun 28, 2018

Mid-Continent Nail manager Chris Pratt to politicians: “Save our jobs. Save Poplar Bluff jobs. Save American manufacturing jobs.”

MSNBC’s Vaughn Hillyard paints a picture of a Missouri nail company that was thriving just months ago — and a town of 17,000 that depends on the industry.

Now, thanks to the steel tariff Josh Hawley has championed, the company has had 50% of its orders cancelled — forcing them to lay off 60 workers, and possibly shutter the doors permanently by Labor Day.

“Josh Hawley’s blind loyalty to President Trump is hurting Missouri industries and the towns that rely on them,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Missouri families deserve a senator who will put them first. Hawley is content to bet his own political ambitions against Missourians’ futures. That’s transparent, cynical, and harmful to families across his state.”

WATCH MSNBC’s interview with Mid-Continent Nail employees:

Watch the full clip here.

Published: Jun 28, 2018

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