Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer argued Republican-led efforts on tax reform would only benefit the wealthiest Americans and would exclude Democrats from the bargaining table.
"We Democrats sent a letter to the Republican leadership and the president, said that here were three things that we thought tax reform ought to have," Schumer began while speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation."
"One, tax breaks ought not to go to the top 1 percent, but ought to be focused on the middle class; two, ought not blow a hole in the deficit; three, ought to be done in bipartisan way not through reconciliation. Unfortunately, the Republican plan doesn't agree with any of those."
Earlier in the day, White House Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney said anyone who attempts to describe the full outcomes of tax reform "is lying to you" because so many of the details have yet to be hammered out or negotiated.