On his Thursday radio show, conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Senate floor accusations that presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney may not have paid federal income taxes for 10 years, saying, “If anybody ought to be investigated by government agents, it’s Harry Reid.”
Limbaugh said that Reid, who also made the allegation the day before, should have his background looked into, dating back to a series of Los Angeles Times stories about the Democratic Nevada senator’s questionable land deals. (RELATED: McConnell: Reid’s accusations ‘beneath the dignity of his office’)
“And by the way, ladies and gentlemen, have you heard that Harry Reid’s the butt-boy of some of the Mafia dons that he works for in Las Vegas?” Limbaugh asked. “Have you heard that? Have you heard about some of the shady real estate deals that Harry Reid — the L.A. Times had the story way back in the ‘90s. Now I think it’s up to Harry Reid to prove — remember the phony solider episode with Harry Reid, carrying forth a lie that I was denigrating genuine military heroes?”
But if what Reid claims to have knowledge of is true, then how Reid obtained this information is a crime that government agents should look into, according to Limbaugh.
“I’ll tell you what ought to be happening here — IRS agents should be interrogating Harry Reid to determine who it is that supposedly leaked confidential tax information about a private citizen to him. And Harry Reid, having disclosed publicly what he was told, should be investigated as well for passing such information on to the public. This is a felony, what Harry Reid is doing. So if anybody needs to be investigated here, it’s Harry Reid. IRS agents ought to be talking to him and trying to figure out who leaked. You know, who is this guy from Bain that’s calling Harry Reid? Who are these people? And then he publicly disclosed what he was told, and he doesn’t know if it’s true. He’s demanding that Romney prove it, so Harry Reid’s admitting he doesn’t know if it’s true. If anybody should be investigated by government agents, it’s Harry Reid.”
(h/t Daily Rushbo)