GOP rep: Tax reform will not happen without healthcare reform

GOP rep: Tax reform will not happen without healthcare reform

Rep. Sean DuffySean Duffy'Fox & Friends Weekend' hosts suggest new variant meant to distract from Biden's struggles Trump pushing ex-Rep. Duffy to run for Wisconsin governor Fox News signs book deal with HarperCollins MORE (R-Wis.) on Monday said lawmakers need to get healthcare reform done before taking on tax reform.

"Tax reform will not happen unless we have healthcare reform done," Duffy said on "Fox & Friends."

"We're using budget reconciliation, these stupid Senate rules, and in tax reform, it has to be revenue neutral," he continued.

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"So every tax dollar you move down, another tax dollar has to go up. You take a trillion dollars of ObamaCare taxes to move those tax dollars down by a trillion dollars."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate nearing deal on defense bill after setback On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Schumer eyeing Build Back Better vote as soon as week of Dec. 13 MORE (R-Ky.) announced Saturday the Senate would delay its consideration of its healthcare legislation while Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP senators appalled by 'ridiculous' House infighting MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, Chris Christie battle over Fox News Trump's attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid MORE (R-Ariz.) recovers from surgery.

Two GOP senators — Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsBiden signs four bills aimed at helping veterans The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The omicron threat and Biden's plan to beat it Senate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo MORE (R-Maine) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress's goal in December: Avoid shutdown and default Cotton swipes at Fauci: 'These bureaucrats think that they are the science' Paul, Cruz fire back after Fauci says criticism of him is 'dangerous' MORE (R-Ky.) — have already spoken out against the Senate GOP's healthcare legislation.