CNN host John King roasts Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) on Wednesday for making false statements on Fox News that his Republican policy proposal does not include raising taxes on millions of Americans.
“Reading is fundamental,” King helpfully reminded the Republican lawmaker holding a copy of his agenda.
Scott, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, released his “11-Point Plan to Save America” next Tuesday. widespread mockery and even groans from within his own party. Besides promoting standard right-wing culture-war issues and demanding the completion of the border wall named by Donald Trump, Scott proposed raising income taxes on low-income Americans to they “have skin in the game”.
Instead of rallying around his conservative blueprint, Politico reported that Republican officials from top Senate campaigns mocked Scott’s agenda privately, questioning why the party would even propose a tax increase in the midterm elections. with inflation being the top issue.
In one Tuesday night appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox NewsAs Democrats rattled his proposal, Scott denied that the obvious tax hike plan for more than half of America would actually raise taxes.
“By the way, did you see Chuckie Schumer say your plan is to raise taxes on more than half of Americans? I don’t see that in your plan. Do you already have that in your plans? Is that invisible ink in the copy I received? ‘ Hannity asked.
“Of course not,” Scott replied. “Is not.”
Covering Scott’s plan on Wednesday’s CNN broadcast Inside Politics, King noted that the Florida lawmaker was “on a different grid” insisting that Democrats were lying by saying he was proposing a tax increase. He then aired a clip of Scott assuring Hannity that he was not calling for a tax increase.
“Help Senator Scott there,” King said, holding up a copy of Scott’s plan. “Reading is basic. I was taught that when I was little.”
He continued: “It’s right there in Senator Scott’s plan: ‘All Americans should pay some income tax to have skins in the game, even if it’s a small amount. Currently, more than half of all Americans pay no income tax. ‘ It’s right there. You can defend that proposal if you want. Instead, he denied it existed in his own scheme.”
CNN political reporter Nia Malika-Henderson followed up by knocking Hannity down a bit, pointing out that Scott’s tax proposals are “not in invisible ink.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cnn-anchor-john-king-mocks-rick-scott-for-lying-about-his-own-plan-says-reading-is-fundamental?source=articles&via=rss CNN Anchor John King Jokes Rick Scott For Lying About His Own Plans, Says ‘Reading Is Basic’