Senate Democrats on Friday ripped Republicans for making last-minute handwritten changes to a version of their tax-reform legislation mere hours before the chamber is expected to vote on it. 

"They are scribbling changes in the margins. What could possibly go wrong," Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzTech CEOs clash with lawmakers in contentious hearing Bitter fight over Barrett fuels calls to nix filibuster, expand court Senate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination MORE (D-Hawaii) tweeted, with a photo showing a column of scribbled notes next to a section of the lengthy bill.

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The version of the bill Democrats are criticizing does not include a final GOP amendment that hasn't been filed yet.

"Trying to review the #GOPTaxScam but they are making hand-written changes to brand new text as we speak – can anyone else read this?" tweeted Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday Feinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight Whitehouse says Democratic caucus will decide future of Judiciary Committee MORE (D-Ill.), sharing the same page of the law.

Durbin also criticized the process on the Senate floor, saying the GOP wrote out the bill "in longhand" and provided an illegible "work product" to lobbyists before handing it over to the senators voting on it.

 

Multiple senators criticized the GOP for making handwritten changes, including Sens. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyScranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Grassley tests positive for coronavirus Casey says he isn't thinking about Pennsylvania gubernatorial bid in 2022 MORE Jr. (D-Pa.), Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezDemocrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff Democratic senators urge Facebook to take action on anti-Muslim bigotry Trump appointee sparks bipartisan furor for politicizing media agency MORE (D-N.J.) and Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterOvernight Defense: Trump loyalist to lead Pentagon transition | Democrats ask VA for vaccine distribution plan | Biden to get classified intel reports Senate Democrats press VA for vaccine distribution plan President is wild card as shutdown fears grow MORE (D-Mon.). House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiClub for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Governors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight MORE (D-Calif.) also joined the criticism.

The Senate is expected to vote on the sweeping legislation late Friday, following a day of negotiations among Republicans, almost all of whom need to vote for the bill for it to pass.

The legislation, if passed, would be the largest tax reform in the U.S. in three decades, marking a historic victory for the Republican Congress and the Trump administration.