By Geneva Sands - 07/10/12 02:57 PM EDT
"No, no I don't," Chaffetz said on CNN's "Starting Point," when asked if he thought the presumptive GOP nominee should make available the records available.
"He's been very successful. He's released everything that's required to release including paying more than sixteen percent of his income to charitable giving. I think it's diversionary tactic," Chaffetz said.
"Gov. Romney's been very successful. Get over it. It's a reality. He's been successful. That's the kind of guy I want president," he said.
The Obama campaign renewed its calls for Romney to unveil more of his personal financial information to the public after Vanity Fair reported last week on Romney’s holdings outside the United States. Romney has released his 2010 tax returns and estimates for 2011, but Democrats have been pushing for greater disclosure.
When pressed on whether success and wealth was behind Romney's decision to keep his records private, Chaffetz disagreed and said his chosen candidate is doing everything required by law.
"He's had these things in blind trusts for a number of years. He was the governor for four years. He's one of the most well vetted people out there," Chaffetz said.
Chaffetz praised Romney's goals for tax reform, saying if elected president the GOP hopeful plans to broaden the base, lower rates and get rid of corporate loopholes.
"He's already been successful. We all understand that. What I like about Gov. Romney is he wants to create that success and those opportunities for the rest of the nation," he added.