Former Sen. Alan Simpson not too keen on Grover Norquist

Former GOP Senator Alan Simpson has had enough of Grover Norquist, and hopes he falls in a bathtub.

“So how do you deal with guys who came to stop government or Grover wandering the earth in his white robe saying he wanted to drown government in the bathtub? I hope he slips in there with it.”

His rant didn’t end there.

Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, is famous for his “no tax pledge” in which he asks GOP representatives to pledge not to raise taxes. Several politicians have recently stated they will now violate that pledge, which has caused a backlash against them.

Simpson has found a few supporters.

Others find that Simpson is an aging opportunist trying to wring out a few more moments of fame.

By the way, Norquist told the Washington Post editorial board last year that “Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase.”

We expect to hear that argument a lot in the coming weeks.

  • Steve_J

    Simpson is one of the politicians who contributed to the situation we are in today.

    • Thomas Collins

      Exactly right! You don’t legislate anymore Simpson, you had your chance and screwed it up.

  • medicinewomantwo

    Former Senator says it all. He can now, shut up and go sit down. He no longer has the floor.