It’s payback time!
One of the most notorious abuses of the Obama administration was the targeting of the Tea Party and other politically conservative groups by the IRS for purely partisan reasons, likely ordered by ex-President Obama’s administration and carried out by IRS Exempt Organizations Unit Director Lois Lerner.
In this clip, Fox’s Charles Payne talks with the Tea Party’s Becky Gerritson, who was the founder (with her husband) of her local Alabama chapter of the conservative group. In 2013, Gerritson tearfully testified before the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee that the IRS had targeted her group by delaying its request for tax-exempt status and asking endlessly intrusive questions. Gerritson rightfully claimed that this wasn’t incidental; it was part of a pattern encouraged and carried out by Lerner’s unit.
“This was not an accident. This was a willful act of intimidation to discourage a point-of-view. What the government did to our little group in Wetumpka, Alabama, is un-American,” Gerritson told the committee.
Eventual investigation into the abuses ultimately confirmed Gerritson’s charges, and just this week, the Department of Justice settled two lawsuits the Tea Party had filed against the IRS.
This has been one of the most shameful episodes of the entire Obama presidency, and hopefully, political organizations in this country on both sides of the aisle will never see the likes of this scandal again. Watch, as Charles Payne has the complete story.