The California state senate is coming after President Donald Trump's elusive tax returns, and they have found a way to hit him where it hurts -- the voting booth.
Politicians in the Golden State have approved a bill to require all candidates appearing on the presidential primary ballot -- including President Trump to share least five years' worth of income tax returns to the American public.
Lawmakers in Washington and New Jersey are pushing similar bills. While a Republican will probably never win the great state of California during a presidential election, Trump is still pushing to get the delegates during the primaries.
The much-talked-about measure was approved in a 27-10 vote with all 10 Republicans in the state senate voting against its passage.
The bill was cooked up by Democrats and a few conservatives who are frustrated since 2016.
Despite all their efforts, they have not been able to get the former reality TV star to blink on his tax returns. Trump has been citing an audit for his refusal to release the documents.
The IRS has made it abundantly clear that Trump is lying by saying he is being blocked from obliging by the rule respected by all other candidates before him.
The two Democratic California state Sens. Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener, who introduced the bill, issued statements on the matter.
Wiener shared: "The President's refusal to share his tax returns with the American people goes against longstanding transparency norms and undermines the trust between government and those it serves. We deserve to know that the President is, in fact, acting for the good of the people and not in his own monetary self-interest."
McGuire added: "Voters deserve to know, for example, if the President is putting America's security at risk through his tangled web of business dealings with corporate interests and his dealings with foreign governments and foreign banks. We believe that President Trump if he truly doesn't have anything to hide, should step up and release his tax returns."
Is Trump right or wrong not to release his returns, knowing he may not appear on the California primary ballot?