July 10th, 2012
12:46 PM ET
11 years ago

Video: 'Get over it,' Chaffetz says of Romney tax docs

(CNN) - Rep. Jason Chaffetz defended Mitt Romney against Democratic charges that the tax documents he has so far released - his 2010 returns and an estimate of his tax year 2011 liabilities - are insufficient.

"He's released everything that he's required to release including paying more than sixteen percent of his income to charitable giving," the Utah Republican said. "Governor Romney's been very successful. Get over it."

Filed under: Jason Chaffetz • Mitt Romney
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. rs

    In all seriousness however. Doesn't the GOP get that the "average Joe" is starting to have some difficulty with Mr. Romney's enormous wealth Really, the guy's daily earnings are greater than my annual salary; he has a home with car elevators; his wife's little horse hobby costs millions; then there are the off-shore accounts and incorporations. The local credit union holds my accounts why are his hidden? Why are they in Swiss and Cayman Island banks? Really, is THAT normal? Or, just normal for the super rich?

    July 10, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Get Over It?

    Get over it? I did not see the conspiracy theorists and birthers getting over it with all their whining about Obama's 50-year-old birth certificate. Surely you same people can understand your opponents interest in your candidate's credentials to hold the office of President of the United States? Surely you don't think your candidate is exempt from the same scrutiny you demand from your opponent? Why is it that you can't seem to wrap your brains around the concept here? If there's nothing to hide, then release the information. Otherwise, people will assume there is something to hide..... just like you did.

    July 10, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. rta

    no we should not get over it, representative chaffetz. we the people have watched for two years while the congress wasted time , not voting to create jobs, and should we get over that? we the people watched while the congress argued and was paid, while america suffered the fools you turned out to be, should we get over that? Mitt Romney and his allies want to buy the election while hiding his tax returns, and we should just trust that and get over it? A rich man he may be but he appears to be as corrupt as karl rove, koch brothers, and the republican leadership in congress and the senate, and should we just get over it? No, Mitt show some character and work for the american vote instead of stealing it

    July 10, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Georgia Tee

    The same reason Trump didn't & would never run, you would be pressed to show your finacial info. Like birthiers pressed for Obama's birth certificate, he had to prove it again, and again. In the words of the teapublicains, Mitt needs to prove there is nothing to hide......Prove it and lets move on, because you have nothing to hide..

    July 10, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. CaliforniaBC

    Would he be saying that if it were Obama or another Democrat not producing their tax returns?

    July 10, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. willis

    Tabby Nackle protects Tabby Nackle

    July 10, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. kayla

    does that also goes for the president birth certificate and the affordable care act? i get it, IT IS CALLED ANIMAL FARM.

    July 10, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. blahahahaaaa

    All republicans can do is say..."We are only doing what is required" Nothing more, nothing less... doesn't matter if it helps or hurts the United States... they only do as is required. When their parents are on there death bed, I am sure they will make sure and send someone to represent them, because that is really all that is required, that they have at least been thinking about their dying parent.

    July 10, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. ryan

    What a pathetic defense. Now I really think there's some red meat behind Romney's taxes.

    July 10, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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