(CNBC) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson will oppose the Senate tax plan as written, his office confirmed Wednesday.
The lawmaker from Wisconsin is the first GOP senator to explicitly say he will not back the tax proposal. Johnson told The Wall Street Journal that the bill benefits corporations more than other businesses.
“If they can pass it without me, let them,” he told the newspaper, which first reported his opposition. “I’m not going to vote for this tax package.”