A pair of congressional Republicans reiterated their willingness Sunday to violate an anti-tax pledge in order to strike a deal on the “fiscal cliff,” echoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the Georgia Republican who suggested last week that the oath may be outdated.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said he was prepared to set aside Grover Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge if Democrats will make an effort to reform entitlements, and Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) suggested the pledge may be out of step in the present economy.
On Monday morning, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) toldCBS’s Charlie Rose that he, too, was “not obligated on the pledge.”
Last week, Chambliss drew attention when said he was willing to buck Norquist’s…
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