Senior adviser Beth Myers, who spearheaded the vice presidential selection process, to reporters in Virginia Saturday, said that “several” years of tax returns were requested from candidates for the VP nomination, but refused to specify how many.
Then on Sunday, during an inteview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” former Minnesota governor, Tim Pawlenty, who went through the vice presidential vetting process admitted that he submitted “a bunch of tax returns” to the Romney campaign.
STEPHANOPOULOS: “How many years of tax returns did you provide to the Romney campaign?”
PAWLENTY: “I don’t remember the exact number. Several years.”
STEPHANOPOULOS: “Several years…so more than two?”
PAWLENTY: “Well, we don’t get into the details of the vetting process. I gave him a bunch of tax returns. I don’t remember the exact number.”
Romney himself has only released an incomplete set of returns for 2010 and has filed for an extension for his 2011 filings.
You can see the interview with Pawlenty below.