Pelosi: 'Few things more disturbing' than GOP cheering for their 'tax scam'

Pelosi: 'Few things more disturbing' than GOP cheering for their 'tax scam'
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiMark Penn: Dems could win House, but Pelosi not guaranteed speakership On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery The American economy is stronger than ever six months after tax cuts MORE (D-Calif.) slammed her Republican colleagues for cheering after the House passed the GOP tax bill Tuesday afternoon.

“There are few things more disturbing than hearing the swell of cheers from the House GOP as they raise taxes on 86 million middle class families,” Pelosi tweeted, adding the hashtag #GOPTaxScam.

In a second tweet, Pelosi wrote that it was shameful for the GOP to cheer at the bill’s passage.

“Shamefully, Republicans were cheering against the children as they rob from their future and ransack the middle class to reward the rich,” she tweeted.

In a floor speech ahead of the vote, Pelosi, who has been a vocal critic of the bill, said that the GOP tax plan was “brazen theft” from the middle class.

“This GOP tax scam is simply theft — monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it.”

Critics of the bill have said that it will benefit the wealthy and corporations at the expense of the middle class.

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The House voted  227-203 to pass the tax code overhaul, marking the first major legislative victory for the Trump administration.

The Senate plans to vote on the bill later Tuesday, in hopes of sending a final bill to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTom Arnold claims to have unreleased 'tapes' of Trump Cohen distances himself from Tom Arnold, says they did not discuss Trump US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea MORE’s desk by Christmas. Twelve House Republicans voted with Democrats against the bill.