Well-known House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a recent interview that Democrats, if they win seats in the White House in November, will disclose Donald Trump's long-hidden taxes. At the same press conference, she resolutely defended the House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal, mentioning his fight for the President’s tax records, just before a tough primary the Massachusetts Democrat faces this week.
“When we win this election, and we have a new president of the United States in January, and we have a new secretary of the Treasury, and Richie Neal asks for the president’s returns, then the world will see what the president has been hiding all of this time,” Pelosi told reporters.
“In terms of dealing with the courts now, he [Neal] has been strong and persistent and doing exactly what the lawyers say that we have to do in order to prevail,” she said. “He could not do anything more.”
“We are at the mercy of the courts.”
Recall this week is Neal’s primary fight against Alex Morse in Masacusets. Morse is a challenger backed by the Liberal Firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Morse is the mayor of Holyoke, a town in Neal's district.
Pelosi stated that Democrats may not need courts to get Trump’s returns - although they do contradict what lawyers for the House have argued in court. They’ve contended Democrats need Trump’s filings in order to determine whether the IRS is doing an adequate job auditing the president, not because they intend to publicly release his returns.
In her seven-minute speech, Pelosi mentioned not only Neal's fight for Trump's tax records, but also his support for women, children, social security, the environment, and more.
“He has been so progressive,” said Pelosi.
“People will say what they will say, but I know what he has done and it would be a tremendous loss to that district to lose the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.”