Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday announced that he is voting in favor of the Senate GOP’s tax overhaul bill, a major win for Republican leadership. “I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families,” McCain said in a statement. The Arizona senator was tight-lipped about the legislation until his office issued that statement, fueling speculation that he could vote against the bill in the same way that he tanked the Obamacare repeal bill over the summer. The Senate’s tax legislation would cut the corporate rate to 20 percent, slash individual rates across the board, and repeal the Obamacare individual mandate.
Sen. John McCain says he will support the GOP tax plan, a major sign of progress for Republican leaders as the party heads toward a vote https://t.co/iCZJOrLBgs pic.twitter.com/D7sXn9O1uT
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