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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mitt Romney’s stubborn refusal to release his tax returns for the years before 2010 has made it easy for Democrats to paint him as a secretive oligarch hiding something dark (like offshore tax havens, perhaps?). On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a National Council of La Raza convention in Las Vegas, and simultaneously attacked the Republican’s immigration policy as well as his personal finances. “He wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his,” Biden said.

Many Republicans want the issue to go away, insisting that how he paid his taxes is irrelevant. “Governor Romney has been very successful,” said a GOP Congressman recently. “Get over it.”

Yet it’s worth remembering now that many Republicans spent the primary season demanding that Romney release his tax returns. Some used almost the exact same language that Democrats are using now.

Here are six Republicans who have suggested that Romney must come clean:

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