Seven years after former President Donald Trump refused to make his tax returns public before taking office, a House of Representatives committee voted on Tuesday to release his partially redacted tax filings. This could potentially lead to increasingly unwelcome scrutiny for the former president after he announced his reelection bid for 2024.
The House Ways and Means Committee has approved a release of a summary of Trump’s tax returns between 2015 and 2021, which covers the years when he was running for president and serving in the White House. Richard Neal, committee chairman, and a Democrat that it would take a few days for the returns to be made public as sensitive material contained within the documents had to be redacted.
As to whether the documents would bring to light Trump’s real-estate holdings or how much tax he paid while the ex-president remains a mystery for now. “I think you’ll be surprised by how little there is,” Democratic Representative Lloyd Doggett told CNN.
Meanwhile, the netizens have already started celebrating the important moment via a number of memes and posts on Twitter.
“BOOM! Get your popcorn ready! We’ve been waiting for this for 6 long years!
Thank you, Ways and Means Committee.
#TrumpTaxReturns,” one of them wrote, while another said, “Only seven years late, but better late than never… #TrumpTaxReturns,” Another channeled their holiday spirit while saying, “Just in time for Christmas.
One user commented, “Trump’s taxes were never under audit. He lied….as we all knew.
#TrumpTaxReturns.” One more noted, “Nobody is above the law, especially not someone who puts ketchup on a well-done steak. #TrumpTaxReturns.” Another quipped, “Mar-a-Lago is now experiencing a supply chain issue with Ketchup!
There seems to be no end of concerns for Trump as another House committee, probing the January 6, 2021 attacks on the Capitol recommended to the Department of Justice on Monday to prosecute Trump for inciting the insurrection.