It’s time for Harry Reid to apologize for lying about Mitt Romney’s tax records
In a Friday night document dump Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax return. In addition to this tax return he also released a letter from auditors at Price Waterhouse Cooper which apparently proves he did indeed pay taxes for the years 1990-2009 in direct contradiction with Harry Reid’s baseless claim that he did not.
Harry Reid twice made the accusation that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years and he claimed he had a source at Bain that told him. Of course the IRS never had a problem with Romney’s taxes but that didn’t stop Reid from smearing the presidential candidate.
Harry Reid then took to the floor of the Senate and made the claim again saying, “the word is out that he hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years.” Harry Reid neglected the point that he was the one who put the word out there in the first place. Harry Reid then had the hubris to declare it wasn’t up to him to prove the accusations were true because he was the accuser, but rather it was up to Mitt Romney to prove they weren’t because he was the accused. A classic case of guilty until proven innocent.
By releasing this letter Mitt Romney has proven that he paid his taxes and he has shown everyone who is paying attention that Harry Reid is nothing but a liar. Harry Reid owes Mitt Romney an apology, but he owes him one from the Senate floor because if he is man enough to smear Romney on the Senate floor he should be man enough to admit he lied and apologize to Mitt Romney on the Senate floor as well.