Protests broke out in the House on Tuesday ahead of a vote on the Republican tax bill.
Chants of “kill the bill, don’t kill us” filled the chamber as lawmakers spoke on the floor.
Tax bill debate on the House floor briefly interrupted after protesters in the gallery shouted "Kill the bill! Don't kill us!"— Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) December 19, 2017
One protester interrupted a floor speech from Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE (R-Wis.), shouting “you’re lying, you’re lying” as he spoke.
A woman in a wheelchair was also escorted out as she shouted about how she relies on Medicaid and said "you starve America with this bill.”
.@SpeakerRyan's floor speech on the GOP tax plan - a moment that he's been waiting for a long time - is being interrupted by a protester shouting "You're lying, you're lying!"— Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) December 19, 2017
“You should go back to school to learn how do to math!” a protester shouted as Ryan spoke, according to reports.
"Liar, liar, liar," a protestor starts yelling looking directly at the Speaker. "You should go back to school to learn how to do math!" https://t.co/ZiCAbfvKZw— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) December 19, 2017
A woman in the gallery is yelling at Paul Ryan, calling him a "liar!"— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) December 19, 2017
"Shame on you!" she yells.
Ryan looks straight at her.
Handful of protesters standing up in House gallery. “You’re fired!” and “We’re coming for your jobs!” as they’re led away by Capitol police.— Colin Wilhelm (@colinwilhelm) December 19, 2017
The tax bill is expected to clear the House on Tuesday, followed closely passage in the Senate.
A new CNN poll released Tuesday found 55 percent of Americans oppose the GOP tax bill.
Trump and congressional Republicans have touted the tax bill as a “great Christmas gift” for middle-class families, but critics of the bill say it will primarily benefit wealthy people and corporations.
— Cristina Marcos contributed.