U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Tuesday blasted Republican Party presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney for lying and having a penchant for secrecy regarding his time as president and chief executive officer at Bain Capital.
Joined by Matt Cartwright, Democratic candidate for Congress, Wasserman Schultz was in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at Obama-Biden headquarters on South Main Street to stump for her party's presidential ticket. She said Romney, while running for both governor and president, "has consistently claimed that he couldn't be held accountable for bankruptcies and layoffs resulting from Bain investments after February 1999."
"More and more evidence is mounting showing that Romney remained in charge of Bain Capital when its companies forced layoffs, bankruptcies and shipping American jobs overseas," Wasserman Schultz said. "Mitt Romney has been unable to explain why he is not responsible for what happened at Bain despite remaining its CEO, president and chairman."
Wasserman Schultz said Romney's record stands in strong contrast to President Obama, who she said has consistently fought for American jobs.
"President Obama's jobs plan would close corporate loopholes and eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and instead reward companies that create more jobs here at home so we can grow our economy for everyone," she said.
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