Mormon vs. Mormon: Reid attacks Romney

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Senate Majority Leader launches unleashes sharp attack against GOp presidential hopeful.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The most powerful Mormon in Washington is now attacking the Mormon who wants to be president.

According to the Huffington Post website...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is suggesting that Mitt Romney paid no taxes for a decade.

What's more, Reid also feels that Romney is worth a lot more than previously reported.

Finally, the Nevada Senator believes Romney's father would be “embarrassed” by his son's behavior.
 
Reid tells the Huffington Post that a Bain Capital investor told him that Romney,

"...didn't pay any taxes for 10 years."

Now, when Reid made a similar remark a few weeks ago, it didn’t attract much attention.

But this time, Reid's comments quickly lit up the internet.

And that's not all the senator from Nevada is saying.

In that same Huffington Post interview, Reid claims his fellow Mormon is worth more than the
250 million dollars that's been reported.

Finally, Reid also indicates in the Huffington Post piece, that he believes Romney's father would be "embarrassed" by his son not releasing more tax returns.

His father, Michigan Governor George Romney, released a dozen tax returns when he ran for president
in 1968.

However, Mitt Romney's campaign has long denied the charge that he avoided paying taxes.

But according to new polling out Wednesday, a majority of voters think more returns should be released.

It should be noted, though, that according to the Huffington Post, Senator Reid admits he can't be “certain” that Romney didn't pay any taxes for 10 years.


***UPDATE***

Wednesday night, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Senator Reid was not backing away from his comments about Romney.

In fact, as the paper's headline put it, Reid was doubling down.

In an afternoon conference call with Nevada reporters, the Review Journal quotes Reid as saying,

"I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination...I have had a number of people tell

me that."






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