Mitt Romney was “raping companies” at Bain Capital, said Rep. James Clyburn on Tuesday.
“There’s something about raping companies and leaving them in debt and setting up Swiss bank accounts and corporate businesses in the Grand Caymans,” the South Carolina Democrat said Tuesday morning on MSNBC. “I have a serious problem with that.”
Clyburn’s strong language takes attacks on Romney’s private equity past to a new level for Democratic lawmakers, who have largely been attacking Romney in unison with the Obama campaign.
UPDATE 2:27 PM:
An Obama campaign spokesperson, Lis Smith, emailed The Daily Caller the following statement when asked for comment:
“We strongly disagree with Congressman Clyburn’s choice of words- they have no place in this conversation. But we do believe that Mitt Romney should come clean about his record as a corporate buyout specialist and how, contrary to his claims of creating jobs, his focus was on reaping quick profits for investors at the expense of workers and middle class families.”