Dozens rally at State House for president's tax returns - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Dozens rally at State House for president's tax returns

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

As Tax Day approaches, thousands of Americans took to the streets across the country on Saturday demanding to see the tax returns of one prominent taxpayer: President Donald Trump.

"It's just time to find out, really, who does he owe? Because we really do need to know that,” Irmo resident Emily Scott expressed.

Rallies were held in more than 100 cities coast-to-coast including in Chicago, Washington, Raleigh and even right here in Columbia.

The protest at the State House included groups such as 'Indivisible SC' and 'Watch Your Reps SC'.

"If there's no kind of wrong doing going on, they should be more than happy to release this information,” Lexington County resident William Leaphart said. “We need transparency in government and we're not getting it right now."

The President responded to the marches on his twitter Saturday evening saying, "I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican - easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" He then posted a second tweet saying, "Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!"

In the past, President Trump has said he could not release his tax returns because he was being audited by the IRS. He is the first major-party nominee in over 40 years to not release his tax returns. 

Tuesday is the deadline for taxpayers to file their returns. 

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

    FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:51:49 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:26:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...

    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

    More >>

    Trump's demand puts further pressure on the Justice Department, which later Sunday asked its watchdog to expand an existing probe of FBI actions, as the White House combats the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation.

    More >>
  • Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

    Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:12 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:12:35 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:25:41 GMT
    Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series – including the shown sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia – died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series – including the shown sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia – died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series – including the shown sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia – died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series – including the shown sculpture in John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia – died from respiratory failure Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, has died at his home in Maine.

    More >>

    Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, has died at his home in Maine.

    More >>
  • School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

    School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:52:04 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:25:34 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). A billboard is seen off of I-45 near Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    More >>

    The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been jailed on capital murder charges.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly