House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi is perhaps the biggest hypocrite in Congress.
For the better part of two years Pelosi has squawked and squealed about wanting President Donald 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 lo and behold, guess who has not released their tax returns for the American citizens to review.
If you guessed Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House and third in line for the presidency, you are correct.
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 about to be 79-years-old next month the prospect of her running for president is highly unlikely.
But, as stated, she is third in line for the presidency and 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.