The White House on Wednesday declined to criticize Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for suggesting Mitt Romney did not pay his taxes, passing on the chance to condemn the remarks after President Obama this week bemoaned the lack of civility in politics.
“It’s up to Senator Reid to decide what he is going to say,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in response to a question about the comments made in the heat of the 2012 presidential campaign.
When asked why he was passing on the opportunity, Earnest replied that he didn’t need to address “something that is three years old.”
In an interview this week with CNN, Reid shrugged off questions about his tactics regarding Romney, whom Democrats portrayed as a corporate raider who either skirted tax laws or took advantages of loopholes available only to the wealthy.
“They can call it whatever they want,” Reid said. “Romney didn’t win, did he?”
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