RNC chair: Harry Reid a 'dirty liar'
Reince Priebus slams Senate leader's tax attacks on Romney
- Duration 6:25
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Reince Priebus slams Senate leader's tax attacks on Romney
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Republicans now hitting back hard against democratic senate majority leader Harry Reid's controversial accusations.
Against governor Mitt Romney and his taxes Republican Party chair -- previous calling senator Reid quote a dirty liar.
I -- reais from fox inferences about two hours ago there's no tripled.
It's amazing to mean.
That there can be any honor.
In a position that he holds.
That he is degraded so far dust had the -- the tubes.
Sub Galvin is what it has some innocent -- he's a dirty liar and -- move and I room.
I'm moving on just yet -- -- Daily Beast columnist Fox News contributor Tony say Republican.
Campaign consultant national political correspondent for talk radio news service to both of you good morning fix -- darn -- who steps up on this here -- And all all the Democrats rout over the weekend there were asked about this and no one says Harry Reid stopped talking know what repudiated him one.
Well let -- Harry Reid speaks for Harry Reid and I don't think you should go out and make.
Accusations that you that you know based on.
Sources that you're not going to reveal all however I don't think I know people are saying the President Obama needs to announce this I don't agree with that he line carrier -- it's his time Harry Reid speaking on behalf he's not a he's not responsible what we don't know -- speaking on behalf of him I think he Harry Reid decided to do this.
-- -- Barack Obama didn't decide to do it and it's not Barack Obama's responsibility to.
You know what Harry can't OK -- and I think that -- and -- I think the more that Republicans complain about this the more we can we talk about the fact that Romney hasn't released his tax returns you know it's it does the constant griping is just keeping it.
On this -- the Gloria talked about the election talk about the jobs -- America well -- why does everybody I think if I didn't think it was raises the question of why you know that you keep you kind of a dirty -- -- why -- just released the tax returns I mean it just seems like we -- -- assault arrest and really the.
-- -- -- is the president have a responsibility.
To at a minimum distance himself from Harry Reid Harry it is not some ancillary surrogate bill obviously this is the senate majority leader he was one of the chief advocates.
Of then Senator Obama running for president in one of its earliest supporters I do think it would show a kind of magnanimous leadership the president has failed to show.
Thus far during this campaign if he does make some sort of statement.
That this that the senate majority leader should stop this type of nonsense.
But the reality is this is a systematic pattern he saw a W Washington -- -- this several weeks ago with the Swiss bank accounts -- some sort of.
Nefarious activity Robert Gibbs -- -- Stephanie Cutter has done so to allege that this is just kind Harry Reid being.
A little bit of a Lone Ranger is his kind of -- on his assistant but with what the democratic adhered to a point is well taken that it changes the focus away from.
The bigger issues of the day.
Our Karl Rove -- on the air over the weekend.
This just have a listen to this request and.
For this majority leader of the senate of the United States to go out and say this is a sign of both the desperation.
Of the Democrats -- more more than that the complete lack of character these slime ball nature of the senate majority leader.
The Harry Reid ought to be disgusted and embarrassed and ashamed because you're calling the great institution that he claims to leave.
And the point he makes is that President Obama can take the national stage away from Harry Reid.
And rise above it if you were to distance himself I think he called it the nearly -- -- real sister soldier moment for the president dividend.
I could happen that's not gonna cry yeah redshirt Karl's just so concerned about helping President Obama I'm sure most of it it's.
You know could work better bill and this is where my frustration is it's not the point.
That we have a situation where the president.
And his his views -- economy in this attack -- that the fact that governor Romney has yet to really releases -- Turkey has released.
What he's legally obligated to do.
It's at that that's the mantle all way.
From the present and said you know what -- -- failed presidency.
That is the problem in the issue in this campaign not my personal success and that fact that he has not yet done that effectively is more worrisome to me.
And the -- you democratic if you don't you think there's not a desperate governor Romney has been aggressive enough and has no but this can be his moment and that to me is going to be the much more instinct been found in the clear minority -- -- up to lot of Republicans about this who got of the group arsonist police Kamal what's the big deal.
Know that governor has -- exactly what he is obligated.
To do at this point -- -- comeback -- say the American people what is a bigger risk to your future.
This president -- five trillion dollars -- that he's 42 straight months of unemployment the fact he clearly does not understand the private economy in the free capitalist system that's made America great.
Or the fact that I've been able to be successful -- create jobs and -- things from my family and I like that I'd like you to do two on that comment.
From Las Vegas on Friday here's governor Romney.
Let me also say categorically.
I have -- taxes every year and a lot of taxes a lot of time.
So Harry is simply wrong and that's why I'm so anxious Brandon.
To give us the names not the of the people who have put this forward I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear the names are.
People from the White House or that Obama campaign or who knows where they're coming from.
What would you rather like -- any response to a baseless accusation what they baseless accusation.
And I think that I was asked about it so terrible to say this but but I'm gonna now just based on not things say that came from the on the Obama campaign I mean.
He just did exactly what he's criticizing.
Tony is there evidence to suggest they're working together -- even need the evidence you don't -- that bill that is.
The right point politics is perception and I think it's clear enough that there's enough evidence that the -- in perception.
That they are coordinated exactly how I began these are systematic.
Attacks -- not.
Somehow on a related to what the Obama campaign has already been doing the difference is -- -- it a bit further and he did it from the senate floor because he knows -- -- there he can't be prosecuted reliable and that's what makes an accountant who who Tony thank you that's wrong at the end.
Here's then we'll see you later in the week.
Thank you are a great candidate -- --