House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi likes to describe the GOP tax reform legislation as the #GOPTaxScam.
The #GOPTaxScam is one of the worst bills to be brought to the floor in the history of the United States. We will fight with everything we have to stop this bill from becoming the law of the land.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 4, 2017
Yet, she took it several steps further Monday, calling the Republican plan “the end of the world," according to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram.
"This is Armageddon,” she added.
She quickly walked it back.
Pelosi tries to clean up her apocalyptic proclamation that the tax bill is “Armageddon.”: The only reason it isn’t the end of the world is that America is a great country— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 4, 2017
Guy inserted some common sense.
END OF THE WORLD ARMAGEDDON KILLING THOUSANDS!!!1!!1!— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 5, 2017
This is about a tax bill. The hyperbole is comical.
Despite her apoplectic episode over the GOP's tax plan, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accepted President Trump's invitation to discuss the budget this Thursday to try and agree on a spending bill, a day before the government is set to run out of money.
She and Schumer rejected the first invitation after Trump cast doubt on any potential progress with a tweet that criticized the Democrats' agenda.
The House and Senate have passed separate versions of their tax reform plans. GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shared on Twitter his hope that the two chambers can reconcile those differences and get it to Trump's desk before Christmas.
Before we can put a final bill on @POTUS desk, the House and Senate have to sit down, hash out the few differences between our bills, and come to a unified consensus. Once we do, the American people will spend next yr w/ more $ in their pockets and an even brighter future ahead.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 5, 2017