O’Rourke Releases 10 Years of Tax Returns
Written by Maga First News on April 16, 2019
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, released 10 years of his tax returns Monday, reporting $366,455 in adjusted gross income in 2017 for him and his wife, Amy.
O’Rourke, who is running for president in 2020, joined a growing list of Democratic presidential contenders to put their personal finances on display.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., released his returns earlier Monday, and Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., did so previously.
O’Rourke, who lost a tight race against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, last November, paid $81,019 in federal income tax in 2017, and donated just $1,166 to charity.
The campaign said O’Rourke will release his 2018 returns “as soon as possible as they are filed,” adding the decision to release them “follows his commitment to increasing accountability and transparency while in the House of Representatives when he held monthly public town halls back in his district where any person could ask any question.”
The returns show an income of more than $330,000 in 2014 and 2016 and more than $370,000 in 2017 and 2015.
President Donald Trump has yet to publicly disclose his returns, though the House Ways and Means Committee has requested six years of personal and business returns.
Source: NewsMax Politics