Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Friday took the opportunity during an address from the Senate floor to repeat his claim that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney did not pay his taxes for 10 years.
“He’s refused to release his tax returns, as we know. If a person coming before this body wanted to be a cabinet officer, he couldn’t be if he did the same refusal Mitt Romney does about tax returns,” Reid said to our nation’s senators.
“So the word’s out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years. Let him prove that he has paid taxes, because he hasn’t,” he added.
Wait, “the word’s out”? You, senator, put “the word” out! You made the claim! You cannot substantiate any of this accusation!
“We already know from one partial tax return that he gave us, he has money hidden in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and a Swiss bank account. Not making that up, that’s in the partial year that he gave us,” Reid continued.
“Mitt Romney makes more money in a single day than the average middle-class family makes in two years–or more,” he added.
Reid began all this 10-year no-tax nonsense during an interview with the Huffington Post on Tuesday, TheBlaze discussed earlier today.
Since accusing the former Massachusetts governor of being a tax cheat, the Romney campaign has torn into the senator, left-leaning comedian Jon Stewart has lambasted him for being way out of line, and President Obama’s own deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter admitted there’s nothing to back up his claim.
“I know that the term ‘Senate ethics’ is often an oxymoron, but doesn’t accusing a political opponent from the Senate floor of a felony without offering a shred of proof violate some kind of ethics rule?” Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey asks.
“Not only is this despicable and grossly irresponsible, it should be actionable in court,” he adds.
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