Pelosi: 'Few things more disturbing' than GOP cheering for their 'tax scam'

Pelosi: 'Few things more disturbing' than GOP cheering for their 'tax scam'
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills 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.

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.”

Critics of the bill have said that it will benefit the wealthy and corporations at the expense of the middle class.

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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 John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE’s desk by Christmas. Twelve House Republicans voted with Democrats against the bill.