Sen. Reid: Mitt Romney ‘Is Not The Face Of Mormonism’
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is once again taking shots at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, this time going after Romney’s religion, despite the Nevada senator himself being a Mormon.
During a conference call with reporters Friday, Reid said that Romney “is not the face of Mormonism,” according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
“He’s coming to (Nevada) where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church,” Reid told the Tribune. “They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism.” Romney was in Nevada Friday campaigning.
Reid also added that Romney has “sullied” the Mormon faith.
On the Senate floor last week, Reid again accused Romney of not paying his taxes after a video came out where Romney said he’s not worried about the 47 percent of people who don’t pay taxes that will vote for Obama.
“For all we know, Mitt Romney could be one of those who have paid no federal income tax,” Reid said last Wednesday, according to CBS News. “Thousands of families making more than $1 million pay nothing in federal income taxes each year… Is Mitt Romney among those? We’ll never know, since he refuses to release tax returns from the years before he was running for president.”
Romney released his 2011 tax returns last Friday.