NBC Atlanta –  Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is catching some heat for comments he made on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday.

Some Democrats have criticized President Obama‘s re-election campaign for attacking Republican opponent Mitt Romney’s ties to Bain Capital.

Romney claims his business experience makes him the best choice to pull the country out of recession, but the Obama campaign is highlighting companies that were shut down and workers that were laid off under some Bain restructuring.

But on Meet the Press, Mayor Reed defended the President’s Bain attacks, calling them fair game.

“This has been used by Mitt Romney’s competitors in gubernatorial races; it’s been used in the Republican Primary,” Reed said.

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