Sen. Chuck Grassley has been banned from working on the final GOP tax bill after revealing that Republicans don't want middle-class tax cuts because they would waste it on "booze or women or movies."
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been excluded from the committee putting together the final Republican tax bill days after he admitted that he believes working people don’t deserve tax cuts.
In those comments, Grassley echoed the sentiments of many Republicans, claiming that working families are “just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.”
Perhaps aware that his take on the issue won’t help the already toxic reception the bill is receiving from America — only 29 percent support it — Grassley has been left off the conference committee working on the final legislation.
Grassley complained about the snub on Twitter, writing, “@realDonaldTrump I’m the most Senior member of Senate Finance Comm I was dropped as Conferee So I won’t be in front line fighting for what u and I believe to cut taxes.”
The move is a tacit admission from Republicans that Grassley said in public what so many of them say in private, and it isn’t a good look for them.
The tax bill is a dud and is already beginning to weigh down Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Trying to hide Grassley’s sneers toward working families is an admission of this, and unlikely to be the last.