The leader of the Republican Party is firing back at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his repeated claims that GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney did not pay taxes for 10 years.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called the Nevada senator a "dirty liar," during a weekend appearance on "ABC This Week."
"I'm not going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn't filed a single page of tax returns himself, complains about people with money but lives in the Ritz-Carlton here down the street," Priebus said when asked about Sen. Reid's claims.
"So if that's on the agenda, I'm not going to go there," he said. "This is just a made-up issue, and the fact that we're going to spend any time talking about it is just ridiculous."
Reid has cited an anonymous investor in Bain Capital, Romney's former firm, for his claims.
Political observers say it's part of the Democrats' attempt to shift attention away from President Obama's economic record.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also told CNN's "State of the Union" he thinks Reid is "making things up" to divert the campaign from "the real issues."
Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson has fired back, contending Republicans are trying to cover up for Romney.