So-called Corker ‘kickback’ more fake news

Dec. 19, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting media sources false reports that a provision was added at the last minute to the tax cut conference report to personally benefit the finances of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.):

“Can the left-wing media get anything right? The so-called Corker kickback, allegations by the International Business Times that the pundits and reporters at the New York Times, New York Magazine, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Politico and virtually every left-wing media outlet repeated, is patently false. Again. When the ready-shoot-aim left-wing hate media ever learn to check their sources? A simple call to the Senate Finance Committee would have revealed that the provision was already a part of the House tax bill, which was debated on the floor of the House, of which Bob Corker is not a member. Anyone who took basic high school civics knows that a conference report incorporates ideas from both the House and the Senate, along with some other provisions that are mutually agreed upon. To claim in a last-ditch effort to submarine passage of the tax cut bill that something nefarious had occurred makes me question their intelligence, integrity or their ability to tell the truth. This is fake news.”

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