Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) will not release his own tax returns but that did not stop him from making accusations about Mitt Romney, based on a single “anonymous source.”
Reid told the liberal Huffington Post that Romney’s father “must be so embarrassed about his son” for not turning over his taxes and said someone who had invested with Bain capital had called his office and told him Romney did not “pay any taxes for 10 years.”
“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” Reid told the HuffPo. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?”
Reid claims he has one “source.” His source never worked at Bain and was only an investor with the company, which leads one to ask why an investor would even have such information. We are also expected to believe the “source” just randomly called Reid’s office to reveal info about Romney’s tax returns.
Such accusations should not be given the time of day, but the mainstream media wants an excuse to push Romney to release his taxes. Since the media knows it cannot continue its own incessant interrogation of Romney about his taxes, they are looking for any reason to put Romney’s tax returns in the news.
Clearly, Reid’s accusation, based on a random and lone source, was the excuse the mainstream media needed to continue talking about Romney’s taxes instead of Obama’s economy. A Romney campaign official called Reid’s speculations “troubling and disappointing.”