NY GOP official quits position over Republican tax bill: report
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A top Republican fundraiser in the state of New York has quit his position in the state’s Republican Party because of congressional Republicans' tax-reform bill, according to a new report.

Steve Louro, who has served as a regional finance director for the New York Republican Party, quit the position on Tuesday, according to The New York Times.

Louro blasted the GOP bill in an interview with the Times, calling it ”a disgrace.”


“The bill that’s going to get passed is not going to take care of the American people,” Louro told the Times.

“It’s a disgrace. It’s going to hurt a lot of middle-class Republicans," he added.

The Times also reports that Louro used an expletive to describe how Republicans messed up after they “took control of the government against all odds.”

Louro had previously hosted a fundraiser for then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE and has been a prominent supporter of Republican candidates in the past.

Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingRepublicans defend McCain amid Trump attacks The 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution House passes second major gun bill MORE (R-N.Y.) told the Times he understood Louro’s concerns with the bill, saying Republicans “can’t afford to be losing people like Steve Louro.”

Several Republicans from states like New York and New Jersey have come out in opposition to the House GOP’s tax plan over concerns that middle-class constituents could suffer from elimination of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

The House bill doesn't fully eliminate the state and local deduction, instead eliminating it for income and sales taxes but allowing a property tax deduction of up to $10,000. The Senate bill does eliminate the full deduction.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar MORE (D-N.Y.) warned House Republicans against their plan to eliminate the SALT deduction and told the GOP to “go back to the drawing board” on the proposal.