Ann Romney: Releasing more tax returns will ‘just give them more ammunition’


Ann Romney says her husband won’t be releasing any more tax returns—because it’ll just give Democrats more fodder to attack him. Her comment echoed the line of defense Mitt Romney used last month.

“We have been very transparent to what’s legally required of us,” Ann Romney told Natalie Morales on Rock Center with Brian Williams. “But, the more we release, the more we get attacked, the more we get questioned, the more we get pushed. and so we have done what is legally required of us, and there is gonna be no more tax releases.”

The comments, which could give new momentum to the furor over the Romney’s tax returns, were highlighted on The Ed Show Wednesday. 

Ann Romney continued: “Mitt is honest, his integrity is just golden.”

And she added: “Beyond paying our taxes, we also pay ten percent of our income to charity. So we have no issues that way and the only reason we dont disclose more is we’d just become a bigger target.”

Pressed to elaborate, she said: “It’ll just give them more ammunition.”

In July, Mr. Romney said he wouldn’t release any additional returns because he didn’t want the Democrats to ”take what’s there, twist it, distort it, dishonestly use it in attack ads.”



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Ann Romney: Releasing more tax returns will 'just give them more ammunition'