(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Democrats pounced on Mitt Romney’s 47% comment on Wednesday, using the Senate floor as a platform to take advantage of what the comment, they say, reveals about the Republican nominee for president.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that Romney’s fundraiser comments were a “rare look at the real Mitt Romney,” proving that he “doesn’t deserve to serve any American as president.”
The comment was part of a 30-minute speech riddled with controversial statements that was secretly videotaped and posted online. In it, Romney told wealthy supporters that he could not hope to win the votes of the 47 percent of Americans who, he said, do not pay federal income taxes.
“This week we learned Mitt Romney only wants to be president of half the United States,” Reid said.
“If Mitt Romney were president, he wouldn’t waste time worrying about the 47% of Americans who he believes are victims, who Romney believes are unwilling to take personal responsibility,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “He’ll only worry about how the other half lives, I guess.”
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