Republican Sen. Tim Scott admitted Sunday he didn’t read all of his party’s nearly-500-page tax bill passed by the Senate early Saturday.
“I’m not going to say I read every single letter on every single page,” Scott told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Democrats fumed that the bill, which was passed almost entirely along party lines, was only fully released shortly before a vote. Democrats accused Republicans of making last-minute changes to the tax bill behind closed doors.
“We certainly knew what was in that bill long before the last pages were printed,” Scott said.
Scott added that he read “every aspect” of the bill before it was fully formed in the last few years.
“If you take every component piece of the bill, yes we’ve had three years of meetings, hearings and committee hearings around those issues,” Scott said.