Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., this week reminded President Donald Trump that Congress “didn’t ask” for his tax returns, but demanded them.
The House Ways and Means Committee, led by Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., on Wednesday requested Trump’s federal income tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, with Neal noting in the letter that the panel “has oversight and legislative authority over out Federal tax laws,” and has a responsibility to make sure the IRS is enforcing those laws correctly.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a mock-conversation later that day between Trump, who is the 45th president, and Congress about his tax returns.
"Congress: 'We’re going to need a copy of the President’s tax returns from 2013-2018.'
"45: 'No, I’m ‘under audit.'
"Congress: 'We didn’t ask you.'"
During the 2016 election, Trump refused to release his tax returns on the grounds that he was under audit by the IRS. Since becoming president he has continued to avoid the question of whether he will release his tax returns before the 2020 election.
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