Rand Paul, one of the most principled leaders in Washington, voted against the GOP budget despite his friendship with President Trump.
But on tax cuts? Rand is all-in.
The Republican senator tweeted to Trump this morning, pledging to help pass a massive tax reduction for the American people:
I’m all in for tax cuts @realDonaldTrump. The biggest, boldest cuts possible – and soon!
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 20, 2017
More from Reuters:
On Thursday, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, with Paul casting the lone Republican vote against it. That approval paves the way for their tax-cut proposal that would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade to pay for the cuts.U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signaled optimism for passage of the cuts, saying Paul would back the proposed tax measure when it comes up for a vote.
“The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “This now allows for the passage of large scale Tax Cuts (and Reform), which will be the biggest in the history of our country!”
Paul responded with his own tweet, saying, “I’m all in for tax cuts @realDonaldTrump. The biggest, boldest cuts possible – and soon!”
The Kentucky Republican had said he would not vote for the budget measure unless it in kept in line with previously enacted federal budget spending caps.
Republicans are still hammering out their tax legislation after releasing an initial outline. The administration has said it would deliver up to $6 trillion in tax cuts to businesses and individuals.
Let’s hear it for Rand and the GOP congress!
Wow, we haven’t been able to cheer for congress in a long time!