Harry Reid doubles down on Romney attacks
Whether it was at a new veterans hospital or announcing a new bio fuel facility, the only thing anyone wanted to talk to Senator Harry Reid about Monday was Mitt Romney and his taxes. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Whether it was at a new veterans hospital or announcing a new bio fuel facility, the only thing anyone wanted to talk to Sen. Harry Reid about Monday was Mitt Romney and his taxes.
"Do you mind if I ask you a Romney question on the tax returns?" asked one reporter during the veterans hospital press conference. "Why should you be any different?" responded Senator Reid.
Reid has been on the attack.
Reid claims Romney is hiding money oversees and is even going as far to say Romney hasn't paid any taxes for the last 10 years. Reid is citing an unnamed source for the information.
"Well, Harry Reid really needs to put up or shut up. All right? So, Harry, who are your sources?" challenged Romney while visiting Las Vegas Friday.
"I have made my statement. The burden is not on me. I's on Mitt Romney producing his income tax returns," maintained Senator Reid Monday.
Reid is holding firm on his accusations even as senate colleagues call him a liar.
"I just can't believe the majority leader of the United States Senate would take the floor twice and make accusations that are absolutely unfounded in my view. Quite frankly making things up," said Sen/ Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Reid seems almost irritated the story is being turned around on him.
"This is not about me. It's about him not producing his tax returns," said Reid. "The one simple way to get out of all of this is to have somebody produce their income tax returns as every person running for President has done for more than 30 years."
The White House is keeping its distance from Senator Reid's accusations.
"You know, he speaks for himself," said White House press secretary Jay Carney Monday.
But they also say they would like to see more financial disclosure from Mitt Romney.