During the 2012 presidential election cycle, a number of editorial boards called on Mitt Romney—for the sake of transparency—to release his tax returns. Below are a few notable examples from The Washington Post.
The argument then was that the public deserved a full picture of Romney before casting their votes.
Shouldn’t the same apply for Terry McAuliffe?
From The Archives…
THE WASHINGTON POST EDITORIAL BOARD ON MITT ROMNEY’S TAXES
“Mitt Romney’s Contemptuous Attitude Toward The Importance Of Public Disclosure Is Increasingly Troubling.” (Editorial, “Mr. Romney’s Secret Life,” The Washington Post, 4/23/12)
“Mitt Romney Owes The Public A Look At A Substantial, Representative Series Of His Tax Records.” (Editorial, “The Romney Standard,” The Washington Post, 1/22/12)
“…As Much As Mr. Romney Might Want To Limit Disclosure To A Year Or Two, That Would Be Unfortunate.” (Editorial, “Mr. Romney’s Tax Returns,” The Washington Post, 1/19/12)
“Tax Information Could Be Especially Revealing In The Case Of Mr. Romney And His Extensive Investment Income, Which May Be Why He Has Been Reluctant To Release It.” (Editorial, “Mitt Romney’s (Still) Secret Money,” The Washington Post, 1/12/12)
“Now Mr. Romney Has Doubled Down On This Lack Of Transparency…” (Editorial, “Mitt Romney’s Secret Money,” The Washington Post, 12/26/11)