Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have been thrown off stride by the surging popularity of Donald Trump’s tax cuts.
This has increased the prospect of the GOP retaining control of Congress after the midterms.
She responded by saying one word she instantly regretted.
Pelosi held a town hall event in Phoenix, Arizona with Representative Raul Grijalva to try and blunt the momentum of the GOP tax plan.
A Survey Monkey poll published in the New York Times found 51% of Americans now held a favorable view of the tax plan.
This uptick in support dovetailed with a Politico/Morning Consult poll that showed the GOP taking a 1-point lead in the generic ballot question of who Americans want to see control Congress.
Pelosi’s attempt at damage control did not go well.
At one point she ranted that the GOP tax bill was “unpatriotic.”
“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stepped up her rhetoric regarding the GOP tax bill Tuesday, calling it “unpatriotic’ during a town hall in Texas.
“We could have, as we’ve done before, written a tax bill in a bipartisan way that had transparency that people could see what it was about,” Pelosi said about the GOP tax bill.
Pelosi said that instead, Republicans passed the GOP tax bill in the dead of night so that America people would not know about the legislation, allowing Republicans to “pin a rose on it,” as she described it.
“If what you’re doing is cutting the taxes at the high end and therefore not being allowed to invest in the future, you’re doing a grave disservice to our country,” Pelosi said.
A participant at the town hall interjected that it was unpatriotic.
“It’s unpatriotic,” Pelosi agreed. “I wish we could have come together to do a fair tax bill, but it is about our country.”
Pelosi also ran into trouble after referring to the bigger paychecks and bonuses Americans are receiving because of the tax cut bill as “crumbs.”
One attendee challenged her by demanding to know how much Pelosi – one of the wealthiest members of Congress – was worth.
Pelosi was flustered by the question and refused to answer.
The Daily Caller reports:
“These are kitchen table issues for America’s families,” the House Minority Leader stated while voicing her opposition to the tax cuts signed into law by President Trump. “Most people are not in deadening poverty, but some are. Most people have to struggle to make ends meet.”
“How much are you worth, Nancy?” a woman yelled over Pelosi’s screed.
“No, we’re not talking about that,” Pelosi shot back. “I’m a mother of five, I can speak louder than anybody.”
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