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Republican Trying To Force Trump To Release Taxes

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) claims he is introducing a new ethics reform bill which is going to force all presidential and vice presidential candidates to release their tax returns.

Sasse stated, “I would say that, you know, in five different bills I’m going to introduce tomorrow, and I think a lot of them are going to make everybody mad. There are going to be a lot of oxes gored here because frankly, every election cycle, people talk a lot about draining the swamp, and nobody ever does it. It’s a campaign issue and governance issue and nobody is making progress and the American people have more and more distrust of this city. So I think there are things about the tax returns provision that has been a norm of American politics for decades.”

“It’s never been a law, but everybody has always done it. This is the first time it hasn’t happened. The president said he would release them once he got the nomination and then once he got elected and then he said the people lost interest. I think there is a lot of distrust. He should release them. But on the other side of the aisle, there is going to be a bunch of Democrats frustrated as well. But Hillary Clinton as secretary of state had lots of public trust responsibilities and she has family members out there making speeches for six figures and enriching the Clinton Foundation at the same time. There’s just a lot—we need to do to drain the swamp and to tackle the culture of corruption that’s in Washington, D.C., because public distrust is only going to get worse in an era of more and more, not just Russia, but Chinese misinformation operations against Washington, D.C. and against public trust in America.”


  • Rachel

    Then make everyone who is running for a federal office release their returns.

  • Along Came Jones

    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) is a RINO! I would rather that all elected officials to any office had to produce and make public their original legal birth certificate and proof of a legal Social Security Card, not some dead person’s!

  • John Bonham

    “It’s never been a law, but everybody has always done it. This is the first time it hasn’t happened. The president said he would release them once he got the nomination and then once he got elected and then he said the people lost interest. I think there is a lot of distrust.

    Agreed.

  • Ralph Sinamon

    This man is mistaken. Showing returns started with Nixon, I think. Trump’s taxes are nobody’s business!

  • 7littleangels

    Let’s see his first!

  • Patrick Feeney

    Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) is dumber than dirt!

  • dosgatos

    The President, absolutely, positively should not bow to pressure from billionaire Warren Buffet, Ben Sasse, nor anyone else to release his taxes. Trump has been under fire since it was revealed that he used a nearly $1 billion loss to his advantage to avoid paying federal income taxes.

  • Dianna Zerbe

    has he released his tax returns? I don’t believe it’s anybody’s business about tax returns except that person and the IRS! we don’t need NEW laws! we need to enforce OLD laws! does everyone who runs for federal office show their taxes? Lord help us JESUS! obama needs to give us his ORIGINAL birth certificate and proof he is a LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZEN! people in Nebraska need to find out who they elected to represent them! God bless President Trump and Vice President Pence!

  • bronx61

    Why stop with tax returns? How about college records, long form birth certificates . . .oh, wait . . .that might embarrass His Majesty Obama, and Ben Sasse is a charter member of the Obama Republican Club.

  • Bill

    just as soon as bammy releases his records and hillary tells the truth.

  • Bret Campos

    How about their birth certificates and college transcripts too (Osama Obama) ???

  • Lori

    It’s very clear Ben Sasse is a RINO,why doesn’t he just join the Democrats ,he’d make a good one ! And when a-holes like this show that yellow stripe,there is skeletons in the closet somewhere,bet on it!