McConnell To Dem Senator: No One Is Allowed To Read The Tax Cut Bill Until After It Passes
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell told Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (Oregon) that he would have time to read the bill after it passes the Senate. McConnell admission that no one is allowed to to read the bill before it passes came after Wyden voiced his concerns that Senators will be voting on a massive tax bill that will alter the U.S. economy for decades without seen it.
McConnell tells Wyden there'll by "plenty of time" for him to look at the Senate tax cut bill when it goes to House-Senate conference committee to work out difference with House version. pic.twitter.com/rytyMj12mc
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 1, 2017
This is how far Republicans have gone to undermine democracy. It is not surprising that same man who blocked a Supreme Court nominee is passing a secret tax cut for the wealthy.
Mitch McConnell and his Republican allies in Congress are violating the legislative process undermining the Constitution, a crime against democracy.
The elected representatives of the people can’t represent the interests of their constituents if they aren’t allowed to read legislation before voting on it. Citizens can’t read the bill for themselves because it hasn’t been publicly released.
Yet, Senate Republicans are ramming the highly unpopular bill through over the objection of the majority of Americans.
It seems they are hell bent to get all that they can for their wealthy campaign contributors before the American electorate vote them out of office.