McConell: IRS Scandal "Blatant, Thuggish Abuse Of Power"
We're learning more today about the scandal at the IRS. Here's the latest from the AP:
A government watchdog is blaming ineffective
management at the Internal Revenue Service for allowing agents to improperly
target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt
status. In an upcoming report, the Treasury inspector general for tax
administration says lax management allowed the practice to go on for 18 months.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report ahead of its release. The
IRS on Friday apologized for targeting tea party as well as other conservative
groups. The report said that when asked by investigators, IRS supervisors said
the criteria they used to decide which groups they examined were not influenced
by people or organizations outside the IRS.
In addition to this information, Senator Mitch McConnell blasted the IRS, calling their targeting on conservative organizations a "blatant and thuggish abuse of power."
Senator McConnell joined me today on the show, and he was on fire!