Carville: Romney can’t be president with Swiss bank accounts

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 16, 2012 23:00 EDT
google plus icon
James Carville screenshot
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

Democratic strategist James Carville on Monday wondered why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thought he could “get away” with having offshore investments.

“If you wanna be president, get rid of the Swiss bank accounts,” Carville told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer.

Romney, who earned a fortune through his equity firm Bain Capital, hides his wealth in offshore tax havens in Switzerland and in the Cayman Islands, according to a report by Vanity Fair.

“He wants it both ways,” Carville added. “He wants to make the money on the offshore accounts, you know, but he wants to be president. You can’t do it both ways. It’s kind of one set of rules that applies to Mitt Romney, and then the same set of rules apply to everybody else.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.