Romney Says He’s Not Responsible for Bain After 1999
Mitt Romney steps outside the Fox News comfort zone tonight (first time in quite a while) with interviews on all the major news channels, and here’s his first salvo, at ABC News: Mitt Romney Demands President Obama’s Apology, Says He’s Not Responsible for Post-1999 Bain Activity.
Romney insisted that he abandoned the private-equity firm he founded to run the Olympics and that, after 1999, he had “no role whatsoever in the management” of Bain even though SEC documents listed him as president, chairman of the board and sole stockholder.
“I left any responsibility whatsoever, any effort, any involvement whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999,” Romney said.
Romney didn’t answer when he was asked if he thought there was anything wrong with being associated with Bain after 1999, a period that has been the source of Obama’s attack ads on Bain-backed companies that either outsourced jobs or went bankrupt.