Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted Mitt Romney Thursday in personal and biting terms, so to speak, telling reporters the presumed Republican presidential nominee could not be confirmed as "dog catcher" by the Senate.
A day earlier, Reid said on the Senate floor that Romney "couldn't get approved" as a Cabinet officer, because "he won't show anybody his income tax returns."
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"If he doesn't qualify to be a Cabinet officer, how could he qualify to be President?" Reid asked Wednesday.
Thursday, he took it a step further.
"He not only couldn't be confirmed as a cabinet secretary, he couldn't be confirmed as dog catcher. As a dog catcher, you'd at least want to get a look at his tax returns," said Reid with a look of disgust on his face.
The Democratic leader didn't leave it there. He also attacked Romney for a Boston Globe report Thursday that Romney left Bain Capital 3 years after he said he did. The Romney campaign disputes the report, and FactCheck.org backs them up, saying they don't see evidence Romney stayed at Bain longer than he said he did.
That didn't stop Reid.
"He said he left Bain to go to the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and stop any association with Bain, and his SEC filings indicated that he was Chief Executive Officer, sole stock holder and ran the corporation for at least three more years," Reid said of Romney.
Reid wasn't the only congressional leader to dive more deeply into presidential politics Thursday.
Across the Capitol, less than an hour earlier, House Speaker John Boehner tore into President Obama over the issue of outsourcing.
"Americans are not only asking the question 'Where are the jobs?,' I think they have a right to know where the hell the Obama administration shipped their tax dollars overseas during a recession here at home. I think the President owes every American an explanation," said Boehner.
Republicans have been attacking the president this week by saying stimulus dollars ended up paying for jobs overseas.
But again, a fact check by the Washington Post showed there is little evidence companies that received federal money used it to pay workers overseas.
–CNN Senior Congressional Producer Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report