Update: Just hours after Rubio announced that he would support the reconciled Republican tax plan, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker – the only Republican who voted against the Senate tax bill – has said he, too, will support the legislation.
By supporting the bill, Corker – who has publicly feuded with President Trump, famously comparing the West Wing to an “adult daycare center” – has surprised many observers. A self-styled “deficit hawk”, Corker said in a statement that “while the bill is far from perfect,” he didn’t want to miss out on the “once-in-a-generation opportunity to make US businesses domestically more productive and internationally more competitive is one we shouldnot miss.”
Read his full statement below:
Bob Corker endorses the Republican tax bill, abandoning his deficit concerns. pic.twitter.com/eVVqag2e0q
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 15, 2017
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 15, 2017.