Nancy Pelosi: It’s a fact somebody told Harry Reid that Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years
Those voices in Harry’s head? Nancy Pelosi heard ‘em too:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) fired back at Republicans accusing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of lying about a Bain Capital investor telling him that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years. They don’t know what they’re talking about, Pelosi says.
“Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” Pelosi told The Huffington Post in a Sunday interview. “Whether he did or not can easily be disposed of: Mitt Romney can release his tax returns and show whether he paid taxes.”
Both Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus came out swinging against Reid on Sunday over his claims about Romney potentially not paying taxes. Asked to respond to Priebus calling Reid “a dirty liar” over the situation, Pelosi initially responded, “Who?” She went on to say that Priebus doesn’t know what he’s talking about since he wasn’t part of Reid’s conversations.
“Well he doesn’t know that,” Pelosi said. “Harry Reid is a person who is, as we know, A, is a fighter, B, he wouldn’t say this unless it was true that somebody told him that.”
Well this changes things. Now I really really don’t believe him.
If anything, the cumulative effect of all this might be that Romney is now less likely to release his taxes because Reid and now Pelosi continue to beclown themselves over it, and that may well be what Harry and Nancy want. It’s not as if they’re eager to talk about the economy, debt, passing a budget or anything like that.
As a bonus in the article, Pelosi is actually quoted using the term “double doozy,” which also just happens to be the name of the eye lift/Botox combo package at the local nip/tuck shack. Just a coincidence I’m sure.
Update: Zombie has the poster for a new film from Obama2012 Studios: “Dirty Harry Reid”
Update II: Politifact gives Reid a pants on fire rating.