‘It isn’t about Trump’s tax returns.
It’s about the continuation of a policy that’s been in place for 50 years.
Resistance to President Donald Trump is cropping up in the most unlikeliest of places: the House GOP caucus.At least four Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives – some of whom have been questioned – booed and heckled at recent town halls by their constituents – publicly called for Trump to release his tax returns in order to review for any potential conflicts of interest that pose a national security risk or violate the Constitution.
‘It’s something I feel very very strongly about’ Republican South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford told RollCall this week.
Sanford – along with North Carolina Republican Walter Jones signed a letter from New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell calling on the chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee to compel the United States Treasury Department to release Trump’s tax returns for congressional review.
‘Disclosure would serve the public interest of clarifying President Trump’s conflicts of interest in office – the potential for him to personally benefit from tax reform and ensure that he is not receiving any preferential treatment from the IRS’ the letter stated.
‘We believe the powerful and respected Committees on Finance and Ways and Means have the responsibility to ensure oversight of the executive branch by requesting a review of President Trump’s tax returns and moving toward a formal release of these documents to the public’.