Sen. Marco Rubio Threatens To Tank GOP Tax Bill

Talking Points Memo reports:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Thursday that he won’t vote for his party’s huge corporate tax cut plan unless GOP leaders increase the size of the child tax credit.

“I want to see the refundable portion of the child tax credit increased from its current number,” Rubio told reporters as he entered the Senate floor. “If it stays at $1,100, I’m a no. Let’s hope it doesn’t.”

Though Rubio generally votes the party line, his threat is made with significant leverage. Republicans can only lose two votes from their caucus, meaning his vote could theoretically kill the GOP’s chances at passing the massive legislation.