San­ders says Congress isn’t ‘smart enough’

The Buffalo News - - WASHINGTON NEWS -

WASH­ING­TON – White House press sec­re­tary Sarah San­ders said Sun­day that she doesn’t be­lieve mem­bers of Congress are “smart enough” to ex­am­ine Pres­i­dent Trump’s tax re­turns, push­ing back against Democrats’ de­mands for in­for­ma­tion on the pres­i­dent’s fi­nances.

House Democrats have given the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion a hard dead­line of

April 23 to turn over his tax re­turns, ar­gu­ing that Trea­sury Sec­re­tary Steven Mnuchin’s con­cerns about the re­quest “lack merit.”

In an in­ter­view with

“Fox News Sun­day” host

Chris Wal­lace, San­ders said Democrats were tread­ing a “dan­ger­ous road” and that their re­quest for Trump’s tax re­turns is “all about po­lit­i­cal par­ti­san­ship.”

“Frankly, Chris, 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. My guess is 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.”

– Wash­ing­ton Post

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