‘I’ll Take That Bet’: Dem Rep Responds to Sanders Saying Dems Wouldn’t Understand Trump’s Tax Returns

Katie Porter

After White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a swing at congressional Democrats this weekend and said she didn’t think any of them were “smart enough” to analyze President Donald Trump’s tax returns, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) fired back and reminded the press secretary of her qualifications.

“I don’t think Congress — particularly not this group of congressmen and women — are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be,” Sanders said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“My guess is most of them don’t do their own taxes, and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything,” she added.

In response to Sanders’ statement, Porter said:

“I’ll take that bet anytime. I do my own taxes, I’m a law professor, I serve with a number of really bright people — folks who own small businesses, folks who have been venture capitalists. We have the acumen to look at the president’s tax returns, but what’s more important, we have the legal duty to do so.”

Porter added that Sanders’ comments attacked the “intelligence and integrity” of her and congressional Democrats.

“I have every confidence that my colleagues and I are capable and smart enough,” she said. “I’m trained in tax law, I’m a legal professor, I’m ready to go to take a look at those tax returns.”

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Porter is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is currently a tenured legal professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Before that position, she was a faculty member at the University of Iowa College of Law and had been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, UC Berkeley Law, the University of Illinois College of Law, and the UNLV Boyd School of Law.

In 2012, then-Califonia Attorney General Kamala Harris appointed her to serve as a monitor of banks in a $25 billion national mortgage servicing settlement.

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WellHungChad
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Elizabeth Warren is a tenured professor for Harvard and she’s dumb as a f*ing rock!! In fact, after seeing all these Ivy League politicians and the “Pay to play” scandals regarding their admissions systems, I’m convinced these “Ivy League” schools are nothing more than glorified community colleges….perhaps the equivalent of high school vocational schools. SAD!!!

Representative Porter’s credentials don’t mean sh!t!

Phyllis Softa
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Hey, hey. You are forgetting that Trump claims his Ivy league schooling makes him a “genius.” Are you implying it doesn’t? Trump wanted Ivy league law grads for his SCOTUS nominees. Was Trump misguided? You appear to be going off the reservation.

Screwtape
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congratulations. You’re a law professor. If you were qualified as a tax accountant or CPA you would have said so.

Having one set of specialized skills/education and lots of *ahem* bright friends does not make you qualified. Now tell us how you’ll do your own medical diagnosis with advice from friends.

Phyllis Softa
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If you read/listen to Sarah’s remarks, she clearly makes the claim that Congress is not smart enough to read Trump’s tax returns. So Sarah believes none of the Congressmen/women on Ways & Means are qualified to read Trump’s tax return. It does beg the question, Is Sarah smart enough to know that the Ways & Means is designated as the ‘chief tax writing committee of the House of Representatives.’? Or does she believe YOU are not smart enough to know that?

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