Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.) trashed the Republican tax reform bill after the Senate passed it Wednesday as "one of the shittiest" bills ever.
The Democratic senator from historically red Montana told a reporter the tax bill that's aimed at lowering taxes for middle-class Americans with a more straightforward way to file taxes was "one of the shittiest bills that’s ever come in front of the Senate," The Hill reports.
The Washington Post’s Ben Terris tweeted out Tester's remarks.
"‘We just passed one of the shittiest bills that’s ever come in front of the Senate last night … so you know the country’s seen better days,' -Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from a red state up for reelection," Terris’ tweet reads.
"We just passed one of the shittiest bills that’s ever come in front of the Senate last night… so you know the country’s seen better days."
-Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from a red state up for reelection.
— Ben Terris (@bterris) December 20, 2017
Tester’s office did not return a request for comment from The Hill.
President Donald Trump won the traditionally Republican-held state with 56 percent of the vote in 2016 while Tester only won his 2012 re-election bid with 48.6 percent of the vote.
Republicans say the goal of the tax bill is to create more jobs "by reducing tax rates for business large and small," simplify a complicated tax code, and give Americans "bigger paychecks" by "lowering individual tax rates for low- and middle-income" households.