Skip to comments.Reid aide claims Republican said Romney paid no taxes, then retracts claim
Posted on 08/10/2012 10:57:11 AM PDT by Signalman
Who is the mystery person who allegedly told Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) that Mitt Romney paid no taxes for ten years?
Jose Parra, a top aide to the Senate Majority Leader, told a Los Angeles radio station that Reid's source is an investor in Bain Capital, a Republican also, and somebody who has been dealing with Romneys company for a long, long time and he has direct knowledge on this, Newsmax reported Friday.
But the Huffington Post said Friday that Parra retracted the claim that the alleged person is a Republican.
"Parra now says he doesn't know whether Reid's source is Republican," Ryan Grim wrote.
"I do not know the party affiliation of the source, how long he invested with Bain, or his relationship to Romney beyond the fact that he was an investor with Bain Capital, as Senator Reid has previously stated," Parra reportedly said in an email.
"If, in fact, the mystery man exists in temporal reality rather than merely in some fugue state Reid enters whenever he gets really excited about scoring a political point, let him come forward and offer his evidence," observed a post at the conservative blog Hot Air.
Reid made the claim, offering absolutely no proof whatsoever. Later, he said several people told him the same thing, but again offered no proof.
"No, that's the best you're going to get from me," he told reporters.
Reid also said the burden of proof was on Romney, and he said the media should do his dirty work for him.
"What if he has paid no taxes, like I am saying he hasn't," Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "What if he has all these moneys as we already know ... in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Swiss banks.
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He said, she said, he unsaid.
Reid = Turdball.
Reid makes the charge but Romney has to prove it? Harry, you are a scum-sucking low life POS.