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Sen. Paul makes pitch to gut Obamacare with GOP tax bill, testing party unity

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he planned to offer an amendment to the fast-moving tax cut that would repeal a key provision in the Affordable Care Act, posing a major test for Republicans as they try to secure a major legislative victory.

His comments, made in a series of Twitter posts, could spur the first major intraparty fight over the tax cut bill in the Senate.

Paul also plans to propose allowing Americans to deduct up to $ 10,000 in property taxes from their federal income, a change that Senate GOP leaders have so far rejected.

Paul said he would seek to amend a tax bill written by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) “to repeal the …
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