Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus called Sen. Harry Reid a "dirty liar" this morning on "This Week" for accusing presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney of not paying taxes.
Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader from Nevada, said in an interview with the Huffington Post last month that, according to a source that called his office, Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for ten years. The accusation was strongly denounced by Romney, who said it was false and that Reid needed to "put up or shut up." Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts has been under intense pressure by Democrats and even some in the GOP to release more tax returns.
Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who appeared on "This Week" before Priebus, declined to criticize Reid and said that Romney could clear the air by releasing more returns.
"I do know that Mitt Romney could clear this up in 10 seconds by releasing the 23 years of tax returns that he gave to John McCain when he was being vetted for vice president, " Wasserman Schultz said. "Or even 12 years of tax returns that his own father said were what was appropriate. Because one year of tax returns, like he's released, could just be for show. "
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