Romney Tax Returns

White House Staying Far Away from Reid's Claims

Harry Reid "Speaks for himself" regarding accusations Mitt Romney paid no taxes for 10 years.


The White House gently distanced itself Monday from Harry Reid's disputed claim that Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in a decade, with Press Secretary Jay Carney saying the Senate Democratic leader "speaks for himself." 

Carney fielded several questions at Monday's press briefing about Reid's allegation, which dominated the weekend political talk shows as Republicans one-by-one accused the Nevada Democrat of lying. Republicans have suggested the Obama campaign was behind Reid's accusation—but Carney on Monday played down the notion that there was any coordination between the president's team and Reid.