18 Jul 2012 — 06:42 PM
Mitt Romney is facing increased pressure to release additional years of tax returns. Those calling for their release now include prominent Republicans Ron Paul, George Will, Gov. Haley Barbour, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, among others.
Now Senator Grassley has added his name to the growing list of Republicans who think Mitt Romney should release at least as many years of tax returns as past Presidential candidates. Grassley was quoted last night in The Hill:
Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), one of the most senior Republicans in the upper chamber, said Romney should follow precedent.
“I don’t think Romney has to do any more than presidential candidates have traditionally done,” said Grassley. “I don’t think he should be called on to do anything extraordinary other than what other presidential candidates have done.”
When asked if he thought Romney should do as much as prior presidential nominees have, meaning release more returns, Grassley said, “based upon my comment, I’d have to say yes.”
UPDATE: Romney responds to Republican critics, saying it will only get worse if he releases his tax returns.