U.S. Sen. Richard Burr said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shouldn’t release any more tax records.
“If I were him, I wouldn’t do it,” Burr said. “He’s fulfilled exactly what the requirements are.”
Romny has come under pressure from Democrats to reveal more than two year's worth of his taxes. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused Romney this week of not paying taxes for 10 years, a charge Romney denied.
The fact that Romney hasn’t released more of his taxes shouldn’t lead people to concur he’s hiding something, Burr said.
“He’s probably lived exactly by the letter of the law. To chastise him, would be to chastise all of us who actually have taken a deduction when it’s offered to us.”
Burr said he’s also been asked if he would release his taxes, which he has no plans on doing and does not think its people’s business.
“I think he pays a pretty good amount of taxes,” Burr said of Romney. “I pay a pretty good amount of taxes. I’d be concerned about the 51 percent of the American people who have no federal tax obligation. That’s what’s scary.”