Harry Reid is the perfect personification of the pure dirtbagginess of the liberal left.
After decades in the Senate, the Nevada Democratic lawmaker is finally calling it quits, and he revels in some of the most shameless and disgusting lies he’s told in the Senate chambers.
When he was asked if he felt guilty for lying on the floor in 2012, claiming that then-GOP candidate Mitt Romney didn’t pay his taxes for ten years, Reid responded that he “did what was necessary.”
It was during a live call-in show with local Vegas radio station KNPR. He was asked if he thought that “the brazen lie he told about Romney not pay his taxes has in any way contributed to the fake news debate that we now find ourselves in.”
Reid denied the accusation, claiming what he said was the truth (which it clearly wasn’t). “First of all, there were no brazen lies. What I said is the truth,” he maintained. “There’s no brazen lies. I did what was necessary.”
The Daily Caller: Harry Reid Says He ‘Did What Was Necessary’ By Lying About Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns
The Washington Post: Harry Reid lied about Mitt Romney’s taxes. He’s still not sorry.
PANTS ON FIRE: Harry Reid says anonymous source told him Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years Politifact:
The Daily Caller reports:
During a speech on Aug. 2, 2012, after Romney had become the GOP candidate for president, Reid claimed that a source had informed him that the former Massachusetts governor had not paid taxes for 10 years:
“As we know, he has refused to release his tax returns. If a person coming before this body wanted to be a Cabinet officer, he couldn’t be if he had the same refusal Mitt Romney does about tax returns. So the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove he has paid taxes, because he has not,” Reid said.
Reid provided no evidence to back up his claim, and it was widely denounced as a complete lie by political observers. One month later, Romney produced a notarized letter from his tax attorney showing he paid state and federal taxes for the last 10 years.
Reid’s pathological lying has an interesting twist. He seems to think it’s true if it’s effective. During an interview with CNN last year, he suggested the lies were warranted because Mitt Romney didn’t win the election.
“Romney didn’t win, did he?” he told CNN’s Dana Bash.
And in an interview with The Washington Post in September, Reid said that lying about Romney’s taxes on the Senate floor was “one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
And that’s the kind of dirtbagginess we can be glad to be rid of at the beginning of the year.