House Democrats just sued the Treasury Department in a last-ditch effort to force the IRS to release President Trump’s tax returns.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday to enforce his previous subpoena against Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.
In the lawsuit, House Democrats argue that they do not need a legitimate legislative purpose to force the release of any individual’s tax returns. This new argument flies in the face of previous Democrat claims that a legitimate legislative purpose exists for exposing Trump’s tax returns.
The left’s obsession with releasing the president’s tax returns is unprecedented. Historically, Congress has sought taxpayer information to assist in drafting tax legislation.
In this case, Democrats are clearly seeking the president’s tax returns in an attempt to embarrass a political opponent. Petty partisanship is the left’s only motivation here.
Ever since they lost the 2016 election, Democrats have been frothing at the mouth to expose the President’s tax returns. During the 2018 midterm elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) bragged that exposing the President’s tax returns “is one of the first things [the Democrat House would] do — that’s the easiest thing in the world. That’s nothing.”
Millions of Americans trust the IRS to handle their sensitive financial information discreetly and legitimately.
Forcing the IRS to release the president’s tax returns would be a grave violation of the public trust, and could open up every American’s data to the whims of the left’s political vendettas.
The sad truth is that Democrats are willing to weaponize the IRS just to release the president’s tax returns.
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