WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a shot Sunday at fellow Mormon and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
On Monday, Reid refused to return fire.
Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” moderator Bob Schieffer asked Romney about a recent Newsweek poll in which 28 percent of respondents said they would not vote for a Mormon. “I think the reason that some 28, 29 percent are not comfortable voting for a Mormon is they think they’re voting for Harry Reid,” Romney cracked.
When asked about Romney’s statement on Monday, Reid rushed for the Senate chamber.
“I didn’t know he said that,” Reid said.
Reid spokesman Jon Summers said the senator does not want to “get in the middle of presidential politics.”
When asked about Romney previously, Reid has made a point to mention he has never met him.