John M. Becker

Republicans Suddenly Care About Discrimination

Filed By John M. Becker | May 16, 2013 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: GOP, IRS, Republican hypocrisy, Republican Party, selective outrage, Tea Party

"The IRS's conduct in this matter has been unacceptable, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to find out what the IRS knew, when it knew it, and the officials responsible for such discrimination. The IRS must be held accountable for its actions."

-- Selective outrage from Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA), who's upset about a draft report from a Treasury Department inspector general which found that the I.R.S. targeted Tea Party groups for special scrutiny. Reichert conveniently overlooks the fact that under Bush, the I.R.S. targeted liberal groups like the NAACP and Greenpeace. The agency also harassed gay rights groups for years.

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