Interview with Rep. Israel & Gov. O'Malley

By The Ed Show, The Ed Show - July 10, 2012

Guests: Martin O`Malley, John Judge; Catherine Crier; Jon Bramnick; Donna Lieberman; Steve Israel

ED SCHULTZ, HOST: Good evening, Americans. And welcome to THE ED SHOW from New York.

One hundred and nineteen days before the election, and Mitt Romney still refuses to quit hiding his wealth.

Come on, Mittster, give us the tax returns.

This is "THE ED SHOW -- let`s get to work.


JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: He wants you to show your papers, but he won`t show us his.

SCHULTZ (voice-over): Democrats attack Mitt Romney`s secrecy on his tax returns, as Republicans get deceptive.

REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R), UTAH: I think he has released the tax returns.

SCHULTZ: Maryland Governor Martin O`Malley isn`t pulling any punches on his offshore money and he`s here tonight.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.

SCHULTZ: The Pennsylvania voter suppression story just got uglier.

NARRATOR: This year, the law required every Pennsylvania voter show a photo ID at the polls.

SCHULTZ: Why was a Mitt Romney fund-raiser paid $250,000 to run the state`s voter id campaign? The out of control Republican Party is voting to repeal Obamacare for the 31st time.

REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: The American people do not want to go down the path of Obamacare. That`s why we voted over 30 times.

SCHULTZ: DCCC Chairman Steve Israel is hitting Republicans hard for playing games and he`s here tonight.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Our forefathers rejected tyranny and so should we. Support HR-6079, a bill that would repeal Obamacare. Let`s get rid of the boss once and for all.


SCHULTZ: Good to have with us tonight. Thanks for watching.

The cloud of secrecy surrounding Mitt Romney`s finances is refusing to lift. The candidate has no one to blame but himself. In Colorado today, Romney said President Obama and the Democrats are trying to avoid a real debate on the issues.


MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The president the other day was kind enough to give me a call on the day that I cinched the nomination and he said, I congratulate you, and then he said, I think the country will benefit from an important and honest debate on the issues and on the course for America, the future for America. And I think that`s absolutely right.

So far, his campaign hasn`t started that. All they`re doing is attacking on every diversion they can come up with.


SCHULTZ: It`s difficult for the president of the United States to have an honest and open debate with Mitt Romney when Americans still don`t know much about Mitt Romney and his finances. Vice President Joe Biden explained why Romney`s double standard hurts him among voters during his speech to the Hispanic advocacy group La Raza.


SCHULTZ: Instead of answering the questions, the Romney campaign is using political hacks to dismiss these complicated financial issues.

Here`s the RNC`s Sean Spicer on MSNBC.


ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC HOST: A sterling example of George Romney who released a dozen tax years and said that I`d he do any less, it can be taken out of context and not really illustrative.

SEAN SPICER, RNC: Frankly, Andrea, it`s a distraction. He released the tax records -- now, there will never be enough for team Obama.

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