'Tax the Rich, Not the Sick!': Hundreds Storm Capitol Hill Offices to Denounce GOP Tax Bill

September 25, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Opponents of the Republican tax plan moving through Congress showed they were not backing down on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters chanted “Kill the bill!” and “Tax the rich, not the sick!” as they assembled outside the offices of GOP lawmakers.

While numerous arrests were made in the crowded hallways, the demonstrators made it clear that the fight to defeat the bill is not over yet.

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Demonstrators targeted Reps. Ryan Costello (R-Penn.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), and other Republicans who voted for the tax plan, visiting their offices and telling staffers how they would be impacted by the law. Both Costello and Comstock are up for re-election in 2018.

Capitol Police began arresting protesters at about 2:30pm outside Costello’s office, with chants of “Kill the bill, Costello!” continuing as people were led away in handcuffs.

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