During the opening night of the Democratic convention, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid again swung at Mitt Romney for refusing to release more tax returns.
“When you look at the one tax return he has released it’s obvious why. It’s obvious why there’s only been one. We learned that he pays a lower tax rate than middle-class families; we learned that he chose Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island tax shelters over American institutions,” Reid said Tuesday. “We could only imagine what new secrets would be revealed if he showed the American people a dozen years of tax returns — like his father did.”
The Nevada Democrat ignited a firestorm late July after he said an informed Bain investor told him that Romney hadn’t paid taxes for a decade. Lacking evidence for his claim, Reid faced fierce criticism, but repeatedly stood by his charge, putting the Republican nominee on defense for weeks over his taxes.