Roger Wicker: ‘Cold water’ hits tax reform

Mississippi GOP Sen. Roger Wicker, one of the targets of the White House’s charm offensive, said the trio of controversies dominating conversation in Washington this week could hurt efforts to reach bipartisan deals on the budget and tax reform.

“I can’t imagine that this IRS scandal and the controversy surrounding the overreach and intimidation by the IRS will do anything but pour cold water on the president’s attempt to raise taxes as part of a grand bargain,” Wicker said on MSNBC. “So yes, it will hurt the president in that respect.”

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