Jon Stewart tore into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on a segment of The Daily Show Wednesday for invoking Mitt Romney’s late father, George, to attempt to “shame” the GOP candidate into releasing more of his federal tax returns
“Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more than two years [of tax returns] has been a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet for Democrats,” Stewart said. “Sadly, as with any buffet, there’s always one guy who does not know when to stop eating.”
Reid told The Huffington Post on Tuesday that an unnamed Bain investor told him that Romney hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years, but Reid also acknowledged he didn’t know if this was true. Reid went on to speculate that his “poor father must be so embarrassed about his son,” referencing the fact that George Romney released more than 12 years of tax returns when he ran for president in 1968.
“I cannot believe you just went dead-dad shame on Mitt Romney,” Stewart said. “As someone who has truly and thoroughly disappointed his still-living father on many occasions, that is bulls**t shot.”
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