GOP Debate Audience Applauds Perry’s Call For Romney To Release Tax Returns

GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has so far refused to release his income tax returns, as is customary for presidential candidates of both parties. Rommey said that he has no plans to do so, even if he wins the nomination.

During tonight’s Fox News debate in South Carolina, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) reiterated his call for Romney to release his tax returns, eliciting a boisterous applause from the audience. “Mitt, we need for you to release your income tax so the people of this country can see how you made your money,” Perry said. “We cannot fire out nominee in September, we need to know now.” Watch it:

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have also called on Romney to release his tax returns. Gingrich will release his this week.


Later in the debate, Romney said he was “open” to “possibly” releasing them in April. “I feel like we’re showing a lot of exposure at this point,” he explained.

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