Senator Ben Sasse((R-Neb) plans to introduce a bill tomorrow that will require all future presidential and vice presidential candidates to release their tax returns. This is a very welcome move but as was correctly pointed out in this article by The Hill, it faces an uphill battle in congress
Sen Ben Sasse has frequently made public his disatisfaction with Trump’s unconventional presidency and even said recently that he has contemplated leaving Trump’s GOP on several occasions. It will be interesting to see how his GOP colleagues in congress deal with his bill which is clearly good for government transparency but will undoubtedly also be seen as side jab at Trump. Sen Sasse is also widely rumored to be seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 2020. Is this his way of knee-capping the Trump-Pence train? Interesting.
Bottom line Sen Sasse’s Tax Return idea is a good one and Dems should rally behind him. It will be very interesting to see who opposes this government transparency bill, and on what grounds. Watch out for this tomorrow folks. Fascinating!!
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