President Obama himself has jumped into the flap over Mitt Romney’s tax returns, saying voters are entitled to more information on the Republican’s offshore bank accounts.
“What’s important is if you are running for president is that the American people know who you are and what you’ve done and that you’re an open book,” Obama told WMUR-TV of Manchester, N.H., in an interview on Monday.
“And that’s been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to Mitt Romney’s father,” Obama added.
Obama’s campaign has also released a new video on Romney’s finances.
George Romney, then the governor of Michigan, released 12 years of tax returns when he sought the presidency in 1968.
Mitt Romney has released only his most recent tax returns; Obama’s camp is demanding more as they raise questions about Romney’s overseas accounts, and whether he has used them to avoid paying U.S. taxes.