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-- President Obama says that he asked for.
And received the resignation of the IRS's acting director after the scandal that rocks and the Obama administration.
But earlier in the day yesterday house speaker John Boehner.
Warned that that move.
Might not be enough.
Now my question isn't about who's gonna resign.
My question is who's going to jail over this -- Either Republican senator Marco Rubio is on the intelligence and foreign relations committees and joins me that morning senator cadet who wants.
Are these criminal offense is at the IRS they always see them.
Well the criminal events as an under existing -- office supervisors.
Not for the look at ground level employees enough I have actual bill that makes it a criminal offense for them as well let's let's and understand we're talking about here we're not -- -- -- mistake.
We're talking about a deliberate abuse of power.
And I can't think of a more powerful agency in the US government -- the IRS that affects every single American.
Every single American what it means to get in trouble with the IRS -- they can take away your wages if you take away your home I mean it's a very very powerful agency.
And you have people in that agency that deliberately targeted conservatives.
Conservatives because of they were called the Tea Party or liberty group -- they were fighting to make the country.
A better place it's just an outrage is a crime and abuse of power is a crime.
You know the -- -- he was outraged at this behavior it was intolerable.
He stopped sort of talking about throwing illegal block at these folks and the big question on that would be why I mean if it is illegal and as you point out these laws on the books already if you really want to make a statement as president.
About how -- -- you believe this is why would you not want to do that.
I don't know maybe it -- look.
I think what he should have said yesterday as an addition to being outrageous we -- you know we want the Justice Department to fully investigate this and -- this has been done deliberately and there's a crime here.
People will be prosecuted no matter what level of the IRS that there and but look the president doesn't have clean hands and that's because as I said yesterday on the floor of the senate.
Every -- this organization has this administration has created a culture of intimidation.
It's his campaign it's this White House it's basically an attempt to muscle anyone who has their political moment.
Opponent and to use whatever power they -- their disposal to intimidate people.
Who they don't agree -- so whether it's the Associated Press whether it's witnesses that the State Department or whether it's using IRS to go after groups that don't agree with the Obama agenda.
This is an administration is that that's created a culture of intimidation through its campaign and through the White House throughout the federal government.
Bloody you know a lot of folks out there would would say that -- can't make that line you can't draw that connection in this IRS case they would say.
That you know this really comes down to some low level IRS individuals in Cincinnati and perhaps Washington and New York.
And that the president has clearly you know had an arm's length from this thing.
Well listen we have the evidence that people like mr.
-- -- who has that kind of contributed to the Romney campaign.
He was attacked and an Obama website there are they out of him -- there they they attacked him as one of the eight bad people -- supporting Mitt Romney within a few weeks he had to IRS not it's not one but two IRS -- coming after him.
So this is and this is -- organization the Obama campaign.
Combined with the Obama White House that has created a culture of intimidation of hardball tactics against a political opponents.
It's not just the IRS it's NLRB that went after borrowing from moving their their facilities from Washington State.
To South Carolina and the the other cases like this and I'll be talking about in the days to come so there is a connection -- in the sense that they created a culture of intimidation where this type of behavior is rewarded.
And quite frankly in my opinion encouraged.
Prices sit there on offense now on -- as I said they -- to distance themselves from this act.
And they in -- made sure that ahead of the acting head of the IRS resigned what are you gonna do -- in your capacity.
To try to to prove that there is a connection -- goes higher up the food chain here on this issue.
While they're trying to make sure that everybody believes that there absolutely is not what will you do to try to prove that.
Number one I'll continue to talk about this culture of intimidation about how this White House in this administration loves to demonize their political opponents.
They're not content which is debating the merits of the issue they -- -- convince people and anyone who doesn't agree with them on any issue is a bad person.
And sort of continue to point to how that culture of intimidation trickles down to the federal government and its agencies we're gonna continue to call for criminal investigations.
And we're gonna look for a way to change the loss that it is a crime it is a crime for an IRS employee.
To target people based on their political leanings to -- documents to the press for political purposes it's just wrong it's an -- Power let me know what you stand for -- do you believe that people in the White House or the president or people who worked on the campaign were aware of the actions at the IRS was taking.
Well I can't I can say that I don't know they were aware of that -- -- aware of as the culture that created without kind of behavior not just tolerated but potentially even encouraged.
Because when you create a culture of intimidation when your campaign and others go around saying.
If you oppose us that you oppose our agenda we're gonna muscle you.
We're gonna -- -- -- using any means at our disposal including governmental agencies when you create that kind of environment.
This is the kind of thing that happens and this is what happens and administration becomes all about politics this is the president that's 24 campaigning all the time even now.
He's got a full time political apparatus on going throughout the country.
Because it's all about politics for them it's all about gaining the upper hand.
It's all about demonizing their opponents it's all about crushing the people who stand in their way.
It's an awful old school hardball politics that quite frankly has no place in our governing mechanisms in the federal government so that's what leads to this kind of behavior.
I will see we'll see where it goes from -- and we'll see if that culture.
Is something that's proven out as this story continues to be -- senator Arabia thank you very much we'll talk Jason thank you thank you.
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