It's not looking good for Scott Garrett, the former GOP congressman tapped by President Donald Trump to run the controversial Export-Import Bank.

Lobbyist groups for the country's biggest companies, such as Boeing Co. and General Electric Co., are working to torpedo Garrett's nomination, a rarity for a Republican nominee, and GOP lawmakers are withholding support or floating alternatives. Their main complaint:During his seven terms in Congress, Garrett called for the Ex-Im Bank to be shut down.

"You don't put people in charge of something they want to destroy," said Jay Timmons, president of the National Manufacturers Association.

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