By Geneva Sands - 08/06/12 01:33 PM EDT
"There's no triple down in blackjack, but I'll triple down on my comments from yesterday. It's just the truth. What else do you call somebody who goes onto the Senate floor and claims that someone hasn't paid taxes in 10 years, a complete lie, and uses his official office to do it?" said Priebus on "Fox and Friends."
Priebus accused Reid of playing political games and blasted the majority leader's conduct as "unbecoming."
Reid last week said a Bain Capital investor called his office to tell him that Romney had avoided paying income taxes. The Nevada senator then took the accusations to the Senate floor, prompting blowback from Republican lawmakers and the presumptive nominee.
The RNC chairman first made his "liar" comments Sunday on ABC's "This Week," when he said he wasn't going to respond to "a dirty liar who hasn't filed a single page of tax returns himself, complains about people with money but lives in the Ritz Carlton here down the street."
Priebus called on Republicans to be prepared to "play tough" in order to combat the Democrats and beat President Obama in November.
"We're not going to sit around and allow these folks to manufacture stories and information, steal and election off of nothing," he said.
Democrats have kept up pressure on Romney to release additional tax returns. He has already made public his 2010 returns and an estimate for 2011, but says he won't release further information.