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Tonight another Tea Party group coming Florida say it was targeted by the RRS but listen this.
The northeast -- Texas Tea Party says when it apply for tax exempt status the IR SS questions about its involvement in verifying blasters recall vote.
Four states away in Wisconsin Julie McCarthy of the northeast -- Texas Tea Party joins us good -- I carried inning for us to -- what did you first.
The first ask for tax exempt status about went.
Balance and -- fall of 2010.
Do you have it yet.
No we're still waiting room who.
Aren't so what happened when he first applied tell me the course of events.
Okay well we applied and and we didn't receive any notification.
Well we we got the first acknowledgment.
And then never heard -- heard from them again for fifteen months so.
And they they sent back to US.
34 questions on nine pages which is highly and usually normally would here within two to three months he might get a couple questions.
And and at that point that AC LJ the American -- on justice came -- US and offered their services and which is a huge blessing because.
At that point we probably what had just withdrawn our application because we were overwhelmed by the questions.
Okay its service into step got a copy of the correspondents.
That they sent four you.
And this one letter dated January 18 2013.
Which I might add this as deeply into this targeting phase when the -- well where -- returning.
But talks about the fact that the original senate 34 questions were submitted.
On February 8 2012 a year before that.
-- -- who had been pulled.
It was replaced with a new set of questions which were nine new questions but most of -- multiple sub -- something -- -- the 34 questions.
Made it -- denied that the remaining animated sub sections I mean it's it's almost -- if you look at this.
You're absolutely right why don't what what we asked about Wisconsin would give anything to do with Wisconsin at all your organization -- -- -- the connection and RT party northeast Tarrant Tea Party.
And has a relationship with -- event down in Houston so we're in India study area -- down in Houston and they have trained several of our members on and just voter integrity issues.
So true -- -- developed the program for verify the recall and Wisconsin.
So when they were pushing for volunteers we posted on our website and sent an email saying we need volunteers to do this is anybody available.
That that's the extent of our involvement.
And want to face the IRS wanted this they wanna print outs of all your website pages right.
Absolutely web site and every face that has every tweet we've ever and -- every flyer every -- that a guest speaker.
Might have asked for -- might have passed out they -- and that as well.
And they want analyst -- our volunteers and every -- they function what they do where many comes from him begins at how what we spend it on what vendors we used.
I mean it was just an insane amount of questions that.
Really dug into private matters.
Did you just -- -- do you think your targeted.
We knew we are being targeted that was never even question.
And that did did to me Demi as it lets you feel intimidated by the -- worry about the IRS.
Well -- -- lately I mean we have a very strong Tea Party we have some great worker bees and our Tea Party.
And so we're very affected and we know that and you know the politicians taken notice -- northeast Tarrant Tea Party.
At the same time we are -- Normal people I mean like 90% probably of your viewers Wear jets like I'm -- stay home mom I'm not.
And SE PA.
You know our tax attorney near anything like that I'm not familiar with all them.
Tons and questions and I heard that regulations that go with having.
A tax exempt status so we need get a letter that says from the IRS.
And what is your involvement with there by the recall.
You immediately start thinking whoa wait a minute that I decent and I wasn't tested you and -- not allowed to be involved with this group have I just real and everything.
For this group that we put together and and work so hard to build.
And it it it it it's paralyzing it makes you think -- -- I'm just gonna back off and we're just gonna ignore this -- accident thing in.
And give up if it wasn't a secular that's what we would have done.
Julie thank you.