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GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch calls ‘bull crap’ on Sen. Sherrod Brown

November 17, 2017

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch calls ‘bull crap’ on Sen. Sherrod Brown

WASHINGTON — Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown on Thursday engaged in a heated exchange with Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch over the Republican tax rewrite plan, ABC News reports.

Republican representatives on Thursday approved the $1.5 trillion tax cut in the U.S. House. On the same day, Republican U.S. senators signed off on its version of the tax cut during a Senate Finance Committee over Democrats’ protests.

Republicans in the U.S. Congress want to cut business income taxes, so corporations can invest more in hiring and wages. Republicans say tax cuts will lead to economic stimulus.

Republican tax cuts are being sold as economic stimulus. How does that differ from Obama’s stimulus?

Brown during the Senate Finance Committee meeting on Thursday said this logic is wrong, and called for Republicans to admit it.

“I just think it would be nice, just tonight, before we go home, to just acknowledge, well that this tax cut really is not for the middle class, it’s for the rich,” Brown said. “And that whole thing about higher wages, it’s a good selling point, but we know companies just don’t give away higher wages. They don’t just give away higher wages just because they have more money. Corporations are sitting on a lot of money now. They’re sitting on a lot of profits now. I don’t see wages going up.”

Brown’s comments sparked a fiery response from Hatch, who called Brown’s remarks “bull crap.”

“I’m just going to say to you that I come from the poor people. And I’ve been here working my whole stinking career for people who don’t have a chance. And I really resent anybody saying that I’m just doing this for the rich. Give me a break,” Hatch said.

Watch the full exchange here:

Tense moment between Sen. Brown and Sen. Hatch after Brown says GOP tax cut is “for the rich.” Hatch responds: “Don’t spew that stuff on me” pic.twitter.com/57zEA03a6b— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 17, 2017

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