Pelosi claims Reid’s attack on Romney’s taxes is “true”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is defending Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) against widespread criticism for his unsubstantiated accusation that GOP nominee Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for 10 years.

Pelosi told The Huffington Post Sunday, “Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact.” Pelosi continued, “Whether he did [pay taxes] or not can easily be disposed of: Mitt Romney can release his tax returns and show whether he paid taxes.”

Pelosi was also asked to comment on Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus calling Harry Reid “a dirty liar.”  At first, she responded “Who?” as if she was not familiar with the Republican Party leader. Later, she dismissed Priebus’s comment, saying he wasn’t part of Reid’s conversation with the Bain source. Well, neither was Pelosi, so according to her own argument, she has nothing credible to say on the matter.

There is no way that Pelosi could know whether Reid’s claim is true or not. After all, she wasn’t in the room when Reid was allegedly told by a Bain Capital investor about Romney’s taxes.

She went on to say, “Harry Reid is a person who is, as we know, A, is a fighter, B, he wouldn’t say this unless it was true that somebody told him that.”

Pelosi also argued that, “The salience of what Harry Reid is saying is related” to the Mitt Romney’s tax plan. She explained, “Here’s a guy who wants you to pay more when I think, ‘I’ meaning Harry Reid, somebody told me he hasn’t even paid his taxes. But he wants you to pay more to underwrite tax cuts for the wealthy…It’s like a double doozy.”

Meanwhile, Priebus has “tripled down” on his claim that Reid is a “dirty liar.” He said on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, “There’s no triple down in blackjack, but I’ll triple down on my comments from yesterday.

“It’s just the truth. What else do you call somebody who goes onto the Senate floor and claims that someone hasn’t paid taxes in ten years, a complete lie, and uses his official office to do it?”

Priebus originally called Reid “a dirty liar” on ABC’s This Week on Sunday morning.

Reid has received harsh criticism for his baseless accusation from countless journalists and from liberal comedian and faux news host Jon Stewart.

Pelosi is the first party leader to come to Reid’s defense. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz opted to neither to defend nor repudiate Reid’s claims during her appearance on This Week on Sunday.

“Everybody is responsible for saying the things that they have information on,” she said. “Harry Reid says that he has a credible source.”

 

 

Comments

Comments

  1. stan chaz says:

    Reid is Right as Rain …and Willard is all Wet.
    ‘Cause Americans have a RIGHT to see the tax returns
    of anyone who wants to be their President!
    NO if’s, …No and’s, ….and NO big fat butt’s about it!
    Confession is good for the soul Mitt….. assuming you have one.
    So Relax, Repent, and Release your Returns, Mr. Romney …OR…
    just go back to playing with your pet dancing ponies.
    No problem. We’ll understand. Unless …perhaps ….just perhaps
    …you’re HIDING something, dear Willard? Just asking.
    P.S. By the way, Mr. Mitt: just how DID you manage to stuff all those millions into your
    tax-loophole IRA account?… while the REST of us poor smucks have strict limits?
    Inquiring minds want to know.
    And you want even MORE tax cuts for you and your rich buddies, Mitt? 
    WHAT GALL! These fat cats aren’t satisfied – they want it ALL …EVERYTHING!!
    But tell me Mitt, just how MANY cars and houses can you hog?
    And just how MANY silver spoons can you stuff into your smirking mouth?
    Mitt baby, you can fool some of the people some of the time,
     but -please-  take my advice: if you want to run for dog-catcher
    KEEP your  precious tax returns, and just clean off your car roof. 
    OTHERWISE, if you wanna be our President, THEN PUT UP,
    …or shut up and go away ….preferably BEFORE the convention.
    The super-rich think that they have the God-given right to do anything
    they want in this great country -while the REST of us get screwed!
    ENOUGH!!! The divine right of kings ended a long long time ago Mitt.
    And so should your sorry excuse for a candidacy.
    Nothing personal, guy. Really.
    Rich, arrogant, power-hungry Republicans are people too!
    It’s just their “culture” I guess. …..As you are so fond of saying.

    1. James says:

      Well, Stan. How about he releases that as soon as Obungler releases his school transcripts; Fast and Furious records; bin Laden photos; his donor list; and, oh yeah, his REAL birth certificate.

      Go home kid.

  2. Kay says:

    Reid is a disgusting political hack and ideologue. Reid is acting as Obama’s surrogate when their entire strategy is “Romney is really rich, don’t you just HATE that?” I don’t hate that -I would never vote for someone unable to succeed in their private life when the office requires even greater skills to succeed at it. Reid didn’t talk to ANYONE who would know anything about his tax RETURNS! Another INVESTOR would not know that. Only Romney and his financial people would know that-NOT fellow investors! But if Reid thinks Romney is a tax dodger, it is incumbent upon HIM to prove it, not Romney to prove his innocence! IRS has his returns and na lien on his property! PHONY, PHONY ISSUE. Romney didn’t write the tax code, he only has to pay what he owes and no more-NOT a justification for why he doesn’t owe more or why he doesn’t pay at an even higher or whatever Obama’s class warfare bs yammers about. Romney isn’t responsible for the tax code! Since the IRS isn’t going after him like they are for 36 White House aides who havent paid their income taxes at all -nothing here.

  3. Rich K says:

    In what book of laws do you (@stan chaz) find the “right” that a presidential candidate must reveal tax returns? If you can, which I don’t think you can, how many years must be revealed? It’s obvious you and your ilk seem to think this is some kind of game. It’s not. Your favorite candidate is laughing at you because you’re taking this so seriously. All he cares about is his own agenda and he will say or do to get it done, and you, part of the “lemming” crowd believe him. If he’s such a man of the people, why is he kissing up to the wealthy entertaiment industry? Have you noticed that the large banks, who he excoriates on a daily basis are getting richer? Did you notice that his rich bundlers are getting billions in federally funded loans only to squander them? It’s okay probably for you Stan, you must be one of those who doesn’t pay taxes so it has no affect. You must be so jealous of the rich people that it makes you see “Democrat Blue.”

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