Stephanopoulos Takes On Wasserman-Schultz: Will You Repudiate Harry Reid’s Comments?
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was put on the spot today wen This Week host George Stephanopoulos grilled her about Senator Harry Reid‘s claim that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes in ten years. Stephanopoulos asked Wasserman-Schultz if the Democratic leader of the Senate should be throwing out such scurrilous remarks or if they are unbecoming of someone in his position.
Wasserman-Schultz admitted she did not know who Reid’s source was, but said that Romney could easily clear the whole thing up by releasing his returns to prove he paid taxes. She suggested that the scant returns Romney has already provided may be “just for show.” Stephanopoulos sympathized with her position, but found it bewildering that she could defend what Reid said.
She continued to insist that Romney could answer everyone’s questions by releasing his returns, adding that a candidate for the presidency should have an obligation to make such things known to the public. Stephanopoulos tried to get Wasserman-Schultz to say if she would repudiate Reid’s remarks, to which she replied, “Everybody is responsible for saying the things that they have information on.”
Wasserman-Schultz said that Reid wasn’t the only one asking these questions, but Stephanopoulos interrupted to point out that until Reid spoke up, no one was suggesting Romney had not paid any taxes in a decade.
Watch the video below, courtesy of ABC:
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org