Quick Takes: Republicans Will Bank Their Tax Cuts

A roundup of news that caught my eye today.

* Earlier today I wrote that the Republican tax bill wasn’t a done deal yet. Eight hours later I can report that they’re on the road to banking it.

Two key Republican holdouts have done a 180-degree turn and now support the GOP tax bill: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.

While several Republicans say they are still waiting to see the final bill, right now, it does not appear a single Republican is on the record as a “no” vote.

* Just when my head was about to explode over that one in frustration, Dan Pfeiffer came along with some much-needed humor.

* The second major development of the day started with this from Donald Trump (notice all the weight being carried by the word “yet.”):

* Right behind that one, Republicans are ramping up their attacks on Mueller and his investigation.

* The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee issued this warning:

* To summarize, here’s what happened today:

* In light of all that, here’s some good advice:

* Finally, I suspect we can all agree that we’re not ready to make nice, not ready to back down. We’re mad as hell and don’t have time to go round and round and round.

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Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @Smartypants60.