The Pledge: Grover Norquist’s hold on the GOP – CBS News

Are Republicans putting Grover Norquist’s tax pledge ahead of their pledge to serve their constituents?

As head of Americans for Tax Reform since 1986, Grover Norquist has transformed a single issue – preventing tax hikes – into one of the key platforms of the Republican Party. As Steve Kroft reports, his biggest coup was getting more than 270 members of Congress, and nearly all of the 2012 Republican presidential primary candidates, to sign a pledge promising never to vote to raise taxes. But some opponents say the pledge may be hindering a solution to America’s debt crisis.

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