President Donald Trump finds the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate “very troubling,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The White House also addressed the GOP tax plan Wednesday, hours after lawmakers voted to approve the overhaul in the House.
Sanders spoke to reporters this afternoon. Watch in the player above.
Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump moved a step closer to their first major legislative accomplishment of the year Thursday with the 227-205 House vote.
Trump made a visit to Capitol Hill this morning ahead of the vote to urge the GOP lawmakers to pass the $1.5 trillion package, reportedly telling them behind closed doors “that we have this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to do something really bold,” Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas told the Associated Press.
But the first major tax rewrite effort in three decades is being met with greater resistance in the Senate. Democrats on the Finance Committee are raising concerns about projected higher taxes for lower- and middle-income Americans in the future. And at least one Republican senator has signaled that he won’t support the current bill.
PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.