House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight On The Money — Senate Democrats lay out their tax plans Democrats haggle as deal comes into focus Dem hopes for infrastructure vote hit brick wall MORE (D-Calif.) slammed her Republican colleagues for cheering after the House passed the GOP tax bill Tuesday afternoon.
“There are few things more disturbing than hearing the swell of cheers from the House GOP as they raise taxes on 86 million middle class families,” Pelosi tweeted, adding the hashtag #GOPTaxScam.
In a second tweet, Pelosi wrote that it was shameful for the GOP to cheer at the bill’s passage.
“Shamefully, Republicans were cheering against the children as they rob from their future and ransack the middle class to reward the rich,” she tweeted.
Shamefully, Republicans were cheering against the children as they rob from their future and ransack the middle class to reward the rich #GOPTaxScam— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 19, 2017
In a floor speech ahead of the vote, Pelosi, who has been a vocal critic of the bill, said that the GOP tax plan was “brazen theft” from the middle class.
“This GOP tax scam is simply theft — monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it.”
Pelosi: “This GOP tax scam is simply theft — monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it.” pic.twitter.com/v9ZUz46C1o— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 19, 2017
Critics of the bill have said that it will benefit the wealthy and corporations at the expense of the middle class.
The House voted 227-203 to pass the tax code overhaul, marking the first major legislative victory for the Trump administration.
The Senate plans to vote on the bill later Tuesday, in hopes of sending a final bill to President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE’s desk by Christmas. Twelve House Republicans voted with Democrats against the bill.