House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi has shown her hypocrisy as she has decided she will not release her tax returns.
Since the day President Donald Trump entered The White House, and before, Pelosi has whined about wanting President Trump to release his tax returns.
She even sponsored a bill, H.R. 1, that would require presidential candidates in 2020 and beyond (read President Trump) to release their tax returns.
But now it is she who has decided that she will not unveil her tax returns for the American citizens to review for themselves.
The woman who is the third person in line to be President of The United States is a major hypocrite and has a novel excuse for not sharing her taxes.
Pelosi’s Chief of Staff Drew Hammill told CNSNews that Pelosi “will gladly release her tax returns if and when she runs for president.”
As she is a 79-year-old it is highly unlikely that she will run for president, but, then again, Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are.
Either way, as the person who is third in line for the presidency, if she wants others to show their tax returns she should lead by example.
CNSNews.com asked Speaker Pelosi’s Press Spokesperson Taylor Griffin and Communications Director Ashley Etienne these questions:
H.R. 1, which Speaker Nancy Pelosi supports, would require the president and vice president to release their current tax return and their tax returns from the last 9 years. It states: “With respect to each taxable year for an individual who is the President or Vice President, not later than the due date for the return of tax for the taxable year, such individual shall submit to the Federal Election Commission a copy of the individual’s income tax returns for the taxable year and for the 9 preceding taxable years.”
Here are my questions:
1. Does Speaker Pelosi support legally requiring the speaker of the House to release his or her tax returns?
2. Will Speaker Pelosi release her tax returns for this year and the previous 9 years? Yes or no?
“H.R. 1 would legally require the president and vice president to release their tax returns. Should House Speaker Pelosi be required to release her tax returns? Yes or no?” CNS News asked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Feb. 13.
“Well, that’s a question that I think you should direct to Speaker Pelosi,” Rep. Jeffries said.
Politico caught the exchange and tweeted it. A tweet that caught the attention of Hammill.
Reporter: H.R.1 would legally require the president and vice president to release their tax returns. Should House Speaker Pelosi be required?
— POLITICO (@politico) February 13, 2019
The Speaker will gladly release her tax returns if and when she runs for president. https://t.co/1oN8Drl2HC
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) February 13, 2019
This article was republished with permission from The Federalist Papers.