White House Won’t Condemn Harry Reid for Defending His Lie About Romney’s Taxes


In an exit interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Senate Democrat Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) did not apologize for making a claim on the Senate floor that then Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes.

Reid, without evidence, called for Romney to prove that he did pay his taxes. The entire statement he had not paid them was false.

During the interview, Bash asked whether Reid had any remorse for his accusation against Romney.

Reid defended his comments, saying "Romney didn’t win, did he?"

During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest fielded a question from a CNN reporter if the president had any comment on what Reid had said.

Earnest said he had not had a chance to speak to the president about the comments.

Earnest continued, saying that the relationship that the president and Reid had will go down in history as a remarkably productive relationship.

When asked if the Earnest would take the time to call out Reid’s conduct as unbecoming, he said he had no plans to.

"Not for something that’s three years old," said Earnest.

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