Protests break out in House ahead of tax bill vote

Camille Fine

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.

One protester interrupted a floor speech from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), shouting “you’re lying, you’re lying” as he spoke.

{mosads}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.”

“You should go back to school to learn how do to math!” a protester shouted as Ryan spoke, according to reports. 

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.

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