Washington Post reiterates Three-Pinocchio rating on Biden's repeated claim Republicans want to raise taxes

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The Washington Post reaffirmed a fact check from the end of April on Thursday that gave President Biden "Three Pinocchios" for his assertion that Republicans want to raise taxes.

In an April 18 tweet, the president said that "congressional Republicans now want to raise taxes on middle class families," adding he would not let that happen. The root of Biden's assertion is a plan outlined by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

Scott put forth an 11-point plan, which says "all Americans should pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a small amount. Currently over half of Americans pay no income tax."

Biden and his administration have repeatedly suggested that Republicans back the plan and White House Press secretary Jen Psaki reiterated the claims Tuesday during a press conference.

"Psaki’s comments only reaffirmed why our original analysis was correct. We will concentrate on her explanation of why Biden claimed that a ‘majority’ of Republicans back Scott’s plan," The Washington Post reported in another piece addressing the April fact check.

Psaki quoted multiple senators, including Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., who offered vague praise of Scott's delivery of the plan, acc... (Read more)