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 TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE and has been a prominent supporter of Republican candidates in the past.

Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingAmy Schumer to host comedy fundraiser for Dem House hopeful Key GOP lawmaker says public oblivious to consequences of opioid crisis Cook Political Report moves 5 GOP-held seats towards Dems 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 SchumerManchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns McConnell says deficits 'not a Republican problem' 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.