Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney Campaign, said to Chuck on today's Daily Rundown that Gov. Romney believes the health care mandate put in place in Massachusetts was a penatly, and not a tax.
"The governor believes what we put in place in Massachusetts was a penalty and he disagrees with the court's ruling that the mandate was a tax," Fehrnstrom said.
When pressed by Chuck to clarify that Romney agrees with the President's take on the mandate - that it is not a tax - Fehrnstrom said yes.
"That's correct," Fehrnstrom said. "But the President also needs to be held accountable for his contradictory statements because he has described it variously as a penalty and as a tax, he needs to reconcile those two very different statements."
Check out more from today's interview above.