McConnell blasts ProPublica tax leak, says whoever is responsible should be ‘hunted down and thrown into jail’

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Sen. Mitch McConnell blasted the leakers of sensitive tax information to ProPublica.
"These people, ought to, whoever did this, ought to be hunted down and thrown into jail," he said.
A recent ProPublica report detailed how some high earners have largely avoided paying a substantial amount of income taxes.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky on Monday called for legal action against anyone who was responsible for leaking tax records of the super wealthy to ProPublica.
In a recent ProPublica report, the publication detailed how billionaires including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Warren Buffet have largely avoided paying a substantial amount of income taxes.
The report cited "an anonymous source who provided us with large amounts of information on the ultrawealthy, everything from the taxes they paid to the income they reported to the profits from their stock trades."
During an interview on conservative host Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, McConnell rebuked the disclosure of tax records of some of the most affluent Americans in the country and called for consequences for the perpetrators.
"My guess is the IRS, somebody at the IRS leaked this in order to affect the tax debate and remind people that there are some very wealthy Americans," he said. "There are some very wealthy Americans. But it’s important to remember we don’t tax wealth."
He emphasized: "Our tax returns are, by law, confidential because of just this kind of shenanigans. These people, ought to, whoever did this, ought to be hunted down and thrown into jail."
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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/mcconnell-propublica-tax-leak-billionaires-republican-outrage-2021-6

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