Dem Lawmaker Takes Down Sarah Sanders After She Claimed Congress Is ‘Not Smart Enough’ To See Trump’s Taxes
On Tuesday, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) fired back at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ claim that Congress “isn’t smart enough” to see Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Appearing on CNN, Khanna called out Sanders and said he would like to have a discussion about the concept of separation of powers with the press secretary.
“Do you think you’re smart enough to understand the president’s taxes?” host Brianna Keilar, who also had fun with the topic on Monday, asked the congressman.
“I’m smart enough to understand our Constitution,” replied Khanna. “If Sarah Sanders wants to have a cup of coffee, I’m happy to discuss Federalist 51 and Madison’s arguments for separation of powers, and why we have to have checks and balances.”
“I’d love to have that conversation with her,” Khanna went on, grinning. “Madison understood there weren’t perfect people in Congress or in the White House, but we have this amazing constitutional system, and complying with that system is about respecting the people and the framework our founders set up.”
Take a look at the discussion in the video clip below: