Richard Cordray

‘This is class warfare’: Tax vote sparks brawl over populism that will carry into midterms

‘This is class warfare’: Tax vote sparks brawl over populism that will carry into midterms

The Senate Republicans' chaotic late-night vote Friday to overhaul the tax system widened the country's partisan divisions Saturday - sparking a political grudge match that lawmakers vowed to carry into next year's midterm elections.

Democrats, united in their opposition, attacked the legislation as a "scam" passed to benefit wealthy donors and corporations. Republicans, promising years of wage and job growth once the bill becomes law, acknowledged that they face a difficult task convincing voters to have faith in a measure that received support from the GOP alone.

"They tend not to be popular," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., referring to...

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