George Conway Forgets: Republicans Have Ignored The Oath Of Office Since 1986


Since George Conway is all teary-eyed about the presidential oath of office, and “doesn’t understand” how Republicans can just ignore Trump’s crimes, I just want to point this out: Since 1986, Republicans have signed an anti-tax pledge that superceded their oath of office. So they’ve been well trained by what, to me, is the extortion dynamic created by Grover Norquist. Vote to raise taxes — any taxes, for any reason, and you will never receive any support from the Republican establishment again.
So when they took their oath of office, they had already agreed to a pledge that guaranteed they could never put country over party.
Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform have required Republican congressional candidates to pledge the following:
ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and
TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.
Here is the actual Congressional oath of office:

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