Dems push back on White House suggesting they're 'not smart enough' for Trump's tax returns

Several Democratic members of Congress hit back at White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s contention Sunday that House members were not “smart enough” to assess President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE’s tax returns.

“If we are not smart enough to understand them, we will send them back,” tweeted Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuMilley confirms soldiers deployed to DC amid unrest were given bayonets Trump campaign touts 4M online viewers for Tulsa rally Trump mocked for low attendance at rally MORE (D-Calif.), who frequently uses social media to criticize the Trump administration. “Pinky promise. I am smart enough to understand @realDonaldTrump is gutting preexisting conditions coverage.


“Our freshman class includes intelligence analysts, nurses, veterans, and - ahem - law professors,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) tweeted. “I think we can handle it.” Porter is a tenured professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and sits on the Committee on Financial Services.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats hit Trump for handling of Russian bounty allegations after White House briefing Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Democrats face tough questions with Bolton MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted, “There’s an old saying. When the law is on your side, pound the law. When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither the facts or law are on your side, pound the table. And then there’s whatever this is.”

Rep. Diana DeGetteDiana Louise DeGetteShort-term health plans leave consumers on the hook for massive medical costs, investigation finds White House shifts focus from coronavirus Administration rolls back pollution standards amid a global pandemic MORE (D-Colo.) simply tweeted “Try us.”

Sanders made the comment to Fox News’ Chris Wallace in response to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealFive takeaways from PPP loan data Trump administration releases PPP loan data IRS, taxpayers face obstacles ahead of July 15 filing deadline MORE’s (D-Mass.) request for Trump’s tax returns.

"I don’t think Congress — particularly not this group of congressmen and women — are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be," she said on "Fox News Sunday."

"My guess is that most of them don’t do their own taxes, and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything,” she added.

Trump has repeatedly claimed an ongoing audit prevents him from releasing his tax returns and claimed “the people don’t care” about seeing them. A recent Morning Consult/Politico poll indicated voters support the release of Trump’s tax returns by 51 percent to 36 percent.