Ocasio-Cortez, Crenshaw Spar Over Kaepernick, Taxes

Shortly after Sunday’s Super Bowl, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) traded Twitter barbs with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick and taxes.

“Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal? Asking for a friend,” Crenshaw tweeted. Ocasio-Cortez responded, “The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate. The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though.”

Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez has called for a 70 percent tax rate on the wealthiest Americans. She emphasizes that the highest tax rate wouldn’t be on all income, but would affect the “10 millionth and one dollar” and beyond.