With GOP on the verge of a tax victory, Rubio throws in a wrench

With GOP on the verge of a tax victory, Rubio throws in a wrench

By Seung Min Kim (Politico) –

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has finally thrown down the gauntlet and is saying no — at least for now.

In a surprise move Thursday, the Florida Republican announced that he will not support the landmark tax bill that faces its final stretch of negotiations and debate before it can be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature. After weeks of private maneuvering on the Senate’s tax bill and public tweeting about the legislation’s flaws, his statement casts some doubt on whether Republicans will successfully clear their tax bill in the Senate, particularly if absent senators and other undecided Republicans tip the final margin against the GOP.

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