Castro: There Should Be a Law Requiring Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns

During a town hall on CNN on Thursday, 2020 presidential candidate, former HUD Secretary, and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (D) stated that he supports Congress passing a law requiring presidential candidates to release ten years of tax returns.

Castro said, “I don’t necessarily think that we need to do a constitutional amendment for it, but I support making it a requirement by statute, Congress passing a law that requires people who are running for president to submit ten years of their tax returns.”

He continued, “It is astonishing that this president still has not released his taxes, even though he said at one point that he would, and then he said he was under audit. Now, it’s gone so far that Congress is looking for those tax returns, and I hope they get them. Because it’s clear that he has something to hide. I don’t. And so, during the next few weeks, I look forward to releasing ten years of my tax returns. … I’m sure that just about everybody probably on this side of the aisle is going to release theirs.”

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