‘One Of The Sh*ttiest Bills Ever’: Dem Lawmaker Trashes Trump Tax Plan In Scorching Response To The Vote
Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), who is up for re-election in 2018, did not mince words in his criticism of the GOP tax bill that passed through Congress on Wednesday.
“We just passed one of the shittiest bills that’s ever come in front of the Senate last night… so you know the country’s seen better days,” Senator Jon Tester wrote on Twitter after the vote.
The highly unpopular tax bill passed both chambers of Congress this week without receiving a single Democratic vote and even lost 12 Republicans in the House of Representatives.
President Trump won Montana by more than 20 percentage points in the 2016 election, winning 56 percent of the state’s vote. However, Tester is fairly popular in the state, as a Morning Consult survey released on Halloween found that 53 percent of Montanans hold a favorable view of the senator, with just 33 percent viewing him unfavorably. Additionally, public-opinion polling has shown it is widely unpopular with the American people.
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday, just 24 percent of respondents believe the legislation is a good idea, while 41 percent said it is a bad idea. Even more damning for the Republicans, 63 percent of Americans believe the bill was intentionally “designed mostly to help corporations and wealthy Americans,” while just 7 percent feel the legislation was “designed mostly to help the middle class.”
This is not Tester’s first time attacking the GOP tax plan, as a video of him on Twitter from earlier in December went viral and has been viewed more than 7 million times. In the video, Tester criticizes the Senate’s version of the tax plan before Republicans from both chambers of Congress worked together to create a single bill. ”
“I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote. One page literally has hand scribbled policy changes on it that can’t be read. This is Washington, D.C. at its worst. Montanans deserve so much better,” Tester said.
"We just passed one of the shittiest bills that’s ever come in front of the Senate last night… so you know the country’s seen better days."
-Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from a red state up for reelection.
— Ben Terris (@bterris) December 20, 2017
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I was just handed a 479-page tax bill a few hours before the vote. One page literally has hand scribbled policy changes on it that can’t be read. This is Washington, D.C. at its worst. Montanans deserve so much better. pic.twitter.com/q6lTpXoXS0
— Senator Jon Tester (@SenatorTester) December 2, 2017