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Illinois Lawmakers Advance Bill Forcing Trump To Release Tax Returns To Be On Ballot

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Illinois Lawmakers Advance Bill Forcing Trump To Release Tax Returns To Be On Ballot





The Illinois House has voted to advance a bill that would force President Trump to release 5 years of tax returns in order to appear on the state’s 2020 presidential ballot.

The Illinois state Senate voted 36-19 on Thursday to pass the bill.

The bill will now move to the state’s Democrat-controlled House, according to Chicago radio station WBEZ.



Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) has not taken a public stance on the legislation.

“If you want to run for vice president or president of the United States, hey, what’s wrong with providing your tax returns for the past five years?” state Sen. Tony Munoz (D) reportedly said while legislators debated the bill.

“If you’ve got nothing to hide, you shouldn’t worry about anything,” he added.

Republicans in the state Senate have criticized the bill.

“This is quite frankly, with all due respect to the sponsor, an embarrassing waste of the Senate’s time,” said state Sen. Dale Righter (R), according to WBEZ.





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