Sarah Sanders: Lawmakers 'Not Smart Enough' To look Through Trump's Tax Returns
White House press secretary slams Democrats push for president's financial records
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders alleged that lawmakers are "not smart enough" to read through Presdient Donald Trump's tax returns.
Sander's appeared on "Fox News Sunday" talking on the subject of the Democrats' push to obtain the president's financial records.
"This is a dangerous, dangerous road, and frankly, Chris, I don't think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump's taxes will be," Sanders said.
"My guess is most of them don't do their own taxes, and I certainly don't trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything," she added.
"He has filled out hundreds of pages in a financial disclosure form, and I think it is a disgusting overreach that they are making when they're not doing this based on policy.
"And it puts every American who has filled out tax forms in the past — it puts them all at jeopardy.
"If they can single one, they can single out everybody."
New York Democratic lawmakers are desperately trying to change state law to obtain Trump’s tax returns.
Congress: “We’re going to need a copy of the President’s tax returns from 2013-2018.”— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 3, 2019
45: “No, I’m ‘under audit.’ ”
Congress: “We didn’t ask you.”
State lawmakers are expected to introduce a new bill that would authorize the commissioner of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance to issue any state tax return required by leaders of three congressional committees for any “specific and legitimate legislative purpose,” the New York Times reported.
In a tweet, the progressive congresswoman implied Congress would not be taking "no" for an answer.
"Congress: 'We’re going to need a copy of the President’s tax returns from 2013-2018,'" she said in her tweet.
"45: 'No, I’m ‘under audit.'"
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., demanded six years' of Trump’s personal and business tax returns.
Following the conclusion of the Mueller report, the Democrats are seemingly holding on to Trump's tax returns as a get out of jail free card.