(TOWNHALL) – The gift that keeps on giving for President Donald Trump is that his fiercest critics on the left are no paragons of virtue.
During an interview with Nevada Public Radio (KNPR) on Thursday, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Trump “amoral,” proposed that newly minted Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, would make a “great foil against Trump” and said Romney should run against Trump in 2020.
It was an odd turnabout from the son of Searchlight. In July 2012, Reid told the Huffington Post that an investor told him of Romney, “‘Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years.’ He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain.”
A month later, the Senate’s top Democrat claimed on the Senate floor that Romney, the GOP presidential nominee at the time, “has not paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove he has paid taxes, because he has not.”
Reid provided no evidence to corroborate his claim. PolitiFact rated the claim “pants on fire” false.
Reid was unrepentant. Sure, he had lobbed a bogus charge without proof, but the ends justified the means. In 2015, when CNN’s Dana Bash told Reid some considered his behavior toward Romney to be “McCarthyite,” Reid countered, “Well, they can call it whatever they want. Romney didn’t win, did he?”