What Difference Does It Make? Documenting the IRS Scandal
February 6, 2014
Testimony this week by ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow before the House subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs documents both the IRS abuse of power and the administration’s denials of any wrongdoing (e.g., President Obama’s “not a smidgen of corruption”).
The initial IRS defense turned on three fundamental misstatements: First, that the misconduct was localized to low-level employees in one IRS office, in Cincinnati. Second, that the misconduct was unrelated to the political point of view of the targeted groups but was merely a misguided effort to respond to a “big increase” of 501c4 applications. And third, the misconduct had been identified and stopped. These assertions were all false. – Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow