Sen. Reid criticizes candidate Romney for comment on home foreclosures

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDems leery of Planned Parenthood cuts spark Senate scuffle Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans Senate passes Puerto Rico debt relief bill MORE (D-Nev.) on Tuesday took a rare swipe at a Republican presidential candidate, criticizing Mitt Romney for campaigning against foreclosure relief. 

He would just let [homeowners] hit rock bottom, Reid told reporters. I don’t know what’s more graphic than that in how we have different views of what the world should be like than our Republican friends.

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In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Romney said the government should not interfere with bank foreclosures on homeowners who fall behind on payments.

Don’t try and stop the foreclosure process, let it run its course and hit the bottom, Romney said. Allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up and let it around and come back up. The Obama adminstration has slow-walked the foreclosure process.

A GOP presidential debate is being held Tuesday night in Nevada.