WATCH: Fox News’ Rosen Nails Obama’s Earnest on Harry Reid’s Lie Admission

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on Monday, Democrat Harry Reid proudly stood by the inflammatory accusation that he made about Republican Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election. At that time, Reid took to the Senate floor and accused Romney of not paying his taxes. He did so with no proof, instead saying to let Romney prove that his accusation was not true. When Bash asked if he regretted lying about this, Reid responded, “Romney didn’t get elected, did he?”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Fox News’ James Rosen addressed this issue with White House press secretary Josh Earnest during a press conference on Wednesday. (video below) Rosen began by reiterating the situation for Earnest saying,“This week, we saw my CNN colleague Dana Bash do an interview with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in which she asked him about his decision in the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign to take to the Senate floor and accuse Mitt Romney of not paying taxes, and demanding that Mitt Romney in fact prove that he had paid his taxes.”

Rosen continued, “And when Dana Bash asked him about this, she mentioned that some people called it ‘McCarthyite,’ and of course, no evidence has ever been produced to show that Mitt Romney failed to pay his taxes. I wonder if President Obama, who has lamented this incivility in our politics, this disrespect in our politics, has any view of Harry Reid telling Dana Bash in response to this question, ‘Well, Romney didn’t get elected, did he?’”

Earnest’s response was typical of the Obama White House of trying to avoid to answer questions that they fundamentally disagree with or that might weigh unfavorably on Obama. He said, “I haven’t had the opportunity to talk to the president about Senator Reid’s interview. He is obviously a vocal supporter of the president, and they have a partnership that will go down in history as a remarkably productive one. But ultimately it’s up to Senator Reid what he’s going to say on the Senate floor.”

Rosen called him out by inquiring, “But it’s the president’s choice and his spokesman choice to call out conduct unbecoming of our highest elected officials, when it is in fact unbecoming Are you going to take that opportunity now?”

Continuing with his weak response, Earnest made  it clear that there would be no official weighing in on the matter by the Obama White House. His rationale, given the fact that Obama himself recently reached back to the Crusades in his defense of Muslims, is baffling. Earnest said, “Not for something that’s three years old.”

h/t Daily Caller[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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