Economy

Constituent Slams GOP Rep. Over Anti-Tax Pledge: ‘We Are Your Consituents, Not Grover Norquist’

The litany of Republican politicians willingly tethered to the demands and direction of anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is no longer sitting well with Americans who overwhelmingly support raising taxes on the wealthy to address the deficit. GOP freshman Rep. Chris Gibson (NY) faced a crowd of his constituents at a town hall in Millerton, New York Tuesday who demanded to know why he signed Norquist’s pledge barring any and all tax increases without consulting those he represents. “You didn’t sign this on my behalf. You didn’t ask me,” noted one constituent. “You didn’t ask me. We are your constituents, not Grover Norquist,” she added to resounding applause. Later quoting former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson who asked “Who is Grover Norquist the slave of,” the constituent asked Gibson, “By association, I would like to know who are you the slave of?” Watch it: