Mitt Romney's Taxes: Reince Preibus Calls Harry Reid 'Dirty Liar'

Republican Party chairman responds to allegations about Romney's record of paying taxes.
3:00 | 08/05/12

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Transcript for Mitt Romney's Taxes: Reince Preibus Calls Harry Reid 'Dirty Liar'
president, your voice, your vote. And the talk over mitt romney's taxes. Harry reid claiming that mitt romney didn't pay taxes for ten years. Republicans furious over the claim and democrats not defending it. And george stephanopoulos asked the chairs of both parties about it on "this week". Beginning with the republicans here. As far as harry reid is concerned, listen, you might want to go down that road. I'm going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn't filed a single page of tax returns himself, complains about people with money but lives in the ritz-carlton here down the street. If that is on the agenda, I'm not going to go there. This is a made-up issue. The fact we are going spend time talking about is a ridiculous. You said you are not going to respond but you call him a dirty liar. You think he is a dirty liar? I just said it. Was it dirty? Here is how the democrats responded. Is it appropriate for the democratic leader of the senate to make a charge like that with no more evidence than an ano, anonymous source? I don't know who harry reid's source is -- -- that's the point. I know that mitt romney can clear it up in ten seconds. But releasing the 23 years of tax returns that he gave to john McCAIN WHEN HE WAS VETTED FOR Vice president. Or 12 years of tax returns. That his own father said was appropriate. George with the tough I want to bring in rick klein tonight. Even democrats having trouble defending harry reid on this. But isn't that what the democrats the want here? They are taking the bait. Harry reid is making a wild allegation and he is doing what democrats want him to be doing. It may feel good for democrats to blast away at him. But there is a risk in responding. You have republicans complaining about campaign taxes and democrats talking about mitt romney taxes. Something they could much rather be talking about than the obama economy. Romney's challenge is to change the subject and fast. Rick, thanks to you. Over seas and the battle

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