Obama has stood by a lot of things that Senator Harry Reid
has done over the years. He is one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, after all. But today, there wasn’t much agreement to be heard between the two men at the White House.
Of course, during the daily press briefing at the president’s place of residence, the issue came up regarding Reid’s allegation that Romney evaded taxes for no fewer than 10 years.
He later said he had no idea if it was true or not, but by that point the damage was done – but not to Romney. Instead, Reid’s attempt to smear the Republican candidate backfired as he faced a littany of criticism and backlash from people on both sides of the aisle for making wild claims that he couldn’t back up.
The Obama camp wants to distance itself from that kind of dirty politics as much as possible, so during today’s briefing, spokesperson Jay Carney said:
“I’m not aware of the White House speaking to Senator Reid about this issue. I would simply say that you all probably know Senator Reid well, and, you know, he speaks for himself.”
Carney did not have an answer as to who Reid might have been referring to when he said a former Bain Capital employee told him about Romney’s alleged tax evasion.
Via Fox News