Kamala Harris gets fact checked after she attempts to bash GOP over ‘private jet tax break’

Kamala Harris gets fact checked after she attempts to bash GOP over ‘private jet tax break’
Kamala Harris gets fact checked after attempt to bash GOP Senate tax reform bill goes awry. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) was hit with a fact check on Friday after she attempted to criticize Republicans for a “private jet tax break” in the GOP’s latest tax reform bill.

What happened?

Harris tweeted out a story from Business Insider detailing one of the finer points in the Senate’s tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The story centers around a tax break the law provides to owners and operators of private jets.

When Harris tweeted the story, she added: “Retweet if you would *not* benefit from a private jet tax break.”

The point of Harris’ tweet was simple: she wanted to bash the GOP’s tax reform bill by letting her fans and constituents know the GOP’s bill had a provision in it providing a break for wealthy Americans with private jets. The tweet was widely circulated with more than 50,000 retweets.

However, Harris’ attempt quickly fell flat on its face when it was revealed a Republican wasn’t the original sponsor of the provision.

In fact, it was Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) who first introduced it to Congress earlier this year. People were quick to point that out in reply to Harris and others.

Facts always win over narrative.

179 Comments