On Sean Hannity’s radio show Thursday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney responded to a claim from Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said he had not paid federal income taxes for 10 years.
The former Massachusetts governor denied the claim and said Reid should reveal his source — which he said he suspected was the Obama White House.
“Well, it’s time for Harry to put up or shut up,” Romney said. “Harry’s going to have to describe who it is he spoke with because that’s totally and completely wrong. It’s untrue, dishonest and inaccurate. It’s wrong. So I’m looking forward to have Harry reveal his sources and we’ll probably find out it’s the White House.”
But Romney maintained this was just part of the Obama campaign’s strategy to turn attention away from the president’s own job performance.
“The Obama campaign is going to do everything in its power to try to talk about anything besides the president’s record,” Romney said.
“Home prices, median American incomes, gasoline prices, 23 million people underemployed or unemployed — they don’t want to talk about that, or his promises: cutting the deficit in half, cutting the medical insurance rates people pay. These are all the things he promised. He can’t talk about that, so they try and put this kind of baloney out there and the people can smell it for what it is. And it’s not a pretty smell.”