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I -- deviate from my original question in response to what I just heard.
chairman what is -- chairman and well you welcome no orders at the committee will be in order Brian has the time.
We are Gingrich we heard -- -- chairman we had the former hires commissioner showman.
Who knew about putting the targeting long before congress has told since implied that the organizations are responsible from targeting because they chose to apply for tax exempt status.
So -- are to blame I guess is the message here.
Do you think that you -- targeted based upon your political beliefs.
You're religious police.
Or just because you chose to apply.
We had the acting commissioner Miller here a couple of weeks ago and we asked him.
Did groups with the word organizing or progressives in their name where they targeted the answer was no.
We do know -- this is one of the facts we -- know.
People were singled out because of their beliefs.
Back to my original line here mr.
-- could Kobe have a PG Cokie thank you start at the -- bump your 29 months.
49 months and counting and counting you haven't been approved yet I've not been approved you've been asked one of your inquiries ninety questions.
Asking you to provide a list of your members and donors.
The political affiliation have your mentors.
And you put the British -- tree every issue important -- -- -- -- teaching -- excuse Cicero Augustine.
The -- bill Washington.
And it's 29 months and waiting right yes it can mister Eastman thumb.
As -- to get this one nailed down.
-- -- -- -- You have proof.
That the IRS.
An individual or a group of individuals of the IRS committed a felony.
Yeah proof to this.
And nothing has occurred to seek or find justice is that correct that's correct -- the the -- If there's an indictment brought we have not been.
Federal law from allows us to request information about whether what the status of the investigation whether it's been productive or unproductive and any action taken.
We were refused to have two of the respond to record our any answer to that request as well.
We have identified at this document came from within the IRS so.
Your daughters are confidential -- protected by law.
We you have proof that the I -- lead.
Your confidential delivering information.
To -- group that opposes your point of view.
And your daughters were harassed as a result of that is that correct yes.
Brightness Smart neck bump right next door to -- by the right were -- groups very similar to them to to what you do in Iowa.
You -- board members.
The IRS told you that if your board.
Signed a letter.
Saying that they would no longer pickets or protests.
On behalf of the pro life movement that it had Planned Parenthood that then they could receive their tax exempt status is that correct that is correct.
So surrender your first amendment rights and then that we might approve your application.
That is correct she said it was ready to go through everything was -- And as soon as they receive that letter the application would go through.
-- we have not heard any testimony that this is happening to groups that have the opposite views.
So to suggest that these.
Citizens are to blame for applying.
I'd I don't understand I -- to make that conclusion I yield.
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