May 14, 2013

Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Blast IRS Over Scandal

The Obama administration and Democrats are reeling after the admission by the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) of corruption within its ranks, as it targeted conservative groups during the last presidential election.

Kentucky's junior senator, Republican Rand Paul, and senior senator, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, called for an investigation into the outrage as well as transparency from the administration.

McConnell said this:

“Over the past few days we’ve heard many in the media talk about how this has been a ‘rough week’ for the Administration. It’s been a worse week for those who cherish the First Amendment.

“On Friday, we learned that, just as we'd been told by our constituents, the IRS deliberately targeted conservative groups across the country in the midst of a heated national election.

“Over the weekend, we learned that the extent of it was even broader than we originally thought. Then this morning, we all learned that the targeting wasn’t limited to an IRS office out in Cincinnati — as the Administration suggested last week — but that it reached all the way to IRS headquarters in Washington.

“What we don’t know at this point is whether it jumped the fence from the IRS to the White House. But we do know this: we can’t count on the administration to be forthcoming about the details of this scandal — because so far they’ve been anything but.

“So, this morning, I’m calling on the President to make available, completely and without restriction, everyone who can answer the questions we have as to what was going on at the IRS, who knew about it, and how high it went. No stonewalling, no more incomplete answers, no more misleading responses, no holding back witnesses, no matter how senior their current or former positions — we need full transparency and cooperation.

“The American people deserve answers.

“The activities that the IRS has now owned up to, and that were uncovered by their Inspector General, are an outrage.

“We now know that the IRS targeted groups for using such terminology as — get this — ‘we the people,’ and for educating folks about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

“I mean, you can’t make this stuff up."

Paul addressed the outrageous violation of the constitution by the IRS:

"The IRS has been using taxing power as a political tool to bully these conservative groups and this type of intimidation is a major violation of our U.S. Constitution," Sen. Paul said. "This act of discrimination should not be tolerated and I demand a formal investigation seeking criminal charges against any individuals who authorized or were involved in targeting people of the United States based on their political views."

"The president has deemed this inexcusable, yet actions speak louder than words. It is time for President Obama and his Administration to act and it is our duty as Americans to hold them accountable.

Claiming to be among the first to be targeted by the IRS, conservative activist Eric Wilson of Georgetown, Kentucky, said he's not willing to accept the apology of the IRS.

According to Wilson, the IRS "was outside the bounds," asking for personal information from families of the board members of Kentucky 9/12 Project, which was seeking 501(c)(4) status for the organization. Wilson said they also wanted information on donors and members of the group.

The corruption of the Democratic Party is deepening, as the arrogance of its members against conservatives has gone far beyond decency and legality. This is why we must watch the Democrats in Kentucky closely from now on, as even Governor Steve Beshear, a Democrat, has said Christians are a threat to the state, as he vetoed the religious freedom bill.

It's far past time for the people of Kentucky to purge the state of the infestation of Democrats and their corruption.

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