Conservative Byron York, a writer at the Washington Examiner, issued an ominous warning on Tuesday about Democrats who want to use their powers to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns.
In a Twitter message promoting his new story on Democratic efforts to get Trump's taxes, York writes that "if Democrats get Trump tax returns, some Republicans warning what goes around comes around."
York then quoted an unnamed GOP official who said that, "Once you go down the road, there's no turning back... there are lots of people we could have subpoenaed their tax returns the last few years that would be very interesting."
If Ds get Trump tax returns, some Rs warning what goes around comes around. 'Once you go down the road, there's no… https://t.co/FESUPj0Iwl— Byron York (@Byron York)1549981952.0
However, York's tweet was immediately bombarded by liberals and Democrats who cheered on any effort to make politicians more accountable by releasing their tax returns. What's more, they pointed out that the only reason Democrats are going to unprecedented lengths to obtain Trump's taxes is that Trump has steadfastly refused to release them, defying both his own campaign promises and 40 years' worth of norms among presidential candidates.
Check out some of the reactions below.
@ByronYork Saying “if this crime is uncovered, other crimes could be uncovered” is actually a pretty great reason to do it.— Brendel (@Brendel)1549986015.0
@ByronYork Oh no, not more transparency. Oh dear god, however we deal with greater transparency? Can you even imag… https://t.co/jlTTP8fQ4C— Jimmy”Jingle Bells”G (@Jimmy”Jingle Bells”G)1549985773.0
@ByronYork Also just the sheer hilarious lack of self-awareness. "If you conduct a thorough investigation, we're g… https://t.co/z7BZs7s8pr— Steve Watts (@Steve Watts)1549985956.0
@ByronYork I mean, that’s literally what everyone wants and most candidates have done for decades - so, uh, good?— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker)1549992745.0
@ByronYork We... don't actually have a problem with this. Sunshine is the best antiseptic, etc. etc. It's an indic… https://t.co/VBitoyobVk— Deep healing starts with disinfectant. It'll sting (@Deep healing starts with disinfectant. It'll sting)1549990339.0
@ByronYork Good lord! Transparency in the system? Do they realize that to many Democrats this isn't much of a thre… https://t.co/KERcGNJqm5— Noah Callaway (@Noah Callaway)1549990589.0
@ByronYork Let me rephrase that for you: "If the American people get Trump tax returns (as they have gotten the ret… https://t.co/anqhd4y8hy— Way Too Prolix (@Way Too Prolix)1549991176.0
@ByronYork That sounds great! All public office holders should be scrutinized.— Scott Tobias (@Scott Tobias)1549990535.0