NY Times editorial board tells readers to call senators to oppose GOP tax bill

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The editorial board of The New York Times on Wednesday urged readers to contact Senators to encourage them to oppose the Republican tax-reform bill. 

The board temporarily took over the @nytopinion Twitter account “to urge the Senate to reject a tax bill that hurts the middle class & the nation’s fiscal health.”

The account has posted the phone numbers of Republican senators who have expressed concerns about the tax bill, as well as information about how the legislation would impact the national debt, Medicare and local tax deductions.

The account also referenced President Trump’s tweets from earlier Wednesday in which he shared unverified videos purporting to show violent acts by Muslims.

The string of tweets follows an editorial piece the board published Tuesday slamming the Republican tax bill, saying “Even by the collapsing standards of Congress this is astounding.”

The Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday voted to approve the tax bill, advancing it to the Senate floor. A procedural vote on the bill could happen Wednesday.

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