Mitt Romney Video Sends Capitol Hill Republicans Running For The Hills [View all]
Source: Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans insist that Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comment won't hurt them in their campaigns, but that didn't stop them from running for the hills when the subject came up.
In the last week that Congress is in session before the November elections, none of the Senate Republican leaders took questions from reporters at their weekly press availability -- something rarely, if ever, seen. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) left after giving brief remarks, and the remaining four leaders spoke briefly about unrelated matters and then walked away.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told The Huffington Post it was “pretty obvious” why the GOP leaders bolted: because they don’t want to talk about a newly released video that shows Romney describing 47 percent of Americans as Obama supporters who are dependent on the government and see themselves as victims. Romney has been on the defensive over the remarks, which he made during a private event in May that was secretly taped and made public this week.
"Everybody is running away from Romney,” Reid said. “That's why Republicans all over the country are running away from Romney as fast as they can."