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Did you -- with our lead story hearings about the alleged -- abuse in Washington to -- -- -- from the capitol building congressman Tom price of Georgia member of the house Ways and Means Committee source it was important thing congressman that you heard today.
Well at six witnesses before the committee today and I think a couple things stuck out one is that three of them were.
Tea Party groups patriot groups and their their budgets annually we're like 2000 dollars one was in the hole one was 181000 dollars these aren't large groups.
No no reason for anybody to be targeting them -- -- and then the second thing which was really troubling.
Was one of the groups was within the donors were not only leaked to on an adversarial political group.
But those donors were then harassed by folks and and this this is just chilling stuff.
Something that ought not occur certainly in this country.
And that that we -- to -- the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Okay now how does it go now you heard the the testimony on the united I think you know and believe that there's something wrong in the IRS.
How do we hold people accountable now.
-- -- does your committee continued.
Do you wish -- subpoena is the US the FBI they get involved.
Tell folks are -- goals.
Couple things one that they the treasury.
Inspector general is continuing now and an investigation before was just an audit now the investigation moves forward.
From a congressional standpoint we've got the oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Ways and Means Committee both are doing their oversight activity.
We've heard from the folks up top level at the IRS now the folks who were victims.
And next it next step is to get the individuals who were on the ground though those folks in Cincinnati -- 48 individuals.
And then work that up the chain of command to see the little ought to take that ministers all gonna do at -- learned.
I I don't I don't know that that's the case felon and is certainly have to have given the opportunity to say you have to give it originally need to do that is due to their units they're gonna take the fifth the much -- give -- immunity.
And -- collier your committee is the power to do that right.
Wait wait -- can -- and then and and provide that that that immunity and and again at some point likely a special prosecutor because if there's criminal activity I believe there likely was but if there's criminal activity.
Congress can't can't prosecute that none -- outside your job it's not -- but remember they have to tell you the truth under oath or that's a crime as well.
I really didn't know -- is gonna have to get him.
All of this.
Are you surprised at the White House has -- been more forthcoming -- as I said it's not always been my you know tell us what the 157.
Meetings where you know what they weren't they know all why children was up there -- just throw -- out there.
Absolutely and -- -- why they -- their.
-- this out that day after day today is beyond me they -- -- throw the whole lot lot of information they need to come clean with the American people say who was in those meetings to discuss why it.
Exactly and and and and that will get to the bottom of this I promise yet.
But that the American people deserve the truth and they need to have the truth from this administration now do you think your colleague Jim McDermott the congressman from Washington State wants the truth do you think you really want to know what happened there.
Well his version of the truth and his little different than than than what the American people's version of the truth is -- running interference that.
-- IRS today he was defending the IRS.
And the most vocal defender on the Ways and Means Committee in the face of all -- testimony -- -- -- a little.
I knew -- you know he's a far left guy -- sure.
If if it was reversed if the bush mr.
danger to go on after media matters in hand and these people.
McDermott would have been -- first one out there with a flaming torch.
Am absolutely amazing what he was doing was was saying that because the individuals came to the IRS and -- for -- -- standard status.
That it was their fault that these things happen I really was was phenomenal.
But you know do you talking to him -- did you say what are you doing jam and maybe a half hours Democrats what does this.
Absolutely well as you know is a far left guy and -- Our -- didn't conspiracies and all this stuff but the fact of the matter is this was wrong with the -- did.
I believe it to be illegal I believe that we will prove that.
It's also important for people to concentrate and recognize that the IRS is the enforcement arm for the for the ASEAN for the Affordable Care Act for Obama care -- -- we can't allow that to move forward and we've introduced a bill HR 2009.
That will preclude the IRS from -- implementing or enforcing any aspect of the ASEAN and got a lot of traction within and we -- it goes forward rapidly and navigated through the senate you know that our congressman thanks very much we appreciate it directly -- do.
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