Paul Ryan BLASTS Dem Rep. McDermott At IRS Hearing. ‘People Were Singled Out Because Of Their Beliefs’ (Video)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) blasted his Democratic colleague for suggesting that the groups that were targeted by the IRS invited that scrutiny.
Mediaite posted on the exchange:
Jim McDermott (D-WA) claimed that the actions of some mid-level staffers in the revenue service was “stupid” but was not a conspiracy against conservatives. He implied that the groups seeking tax-exempt status should have rethought applying for that status in the first place. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) blasted his Democratic colleague for suggesting that the groups that were targeted by the IRS invited that scrutiny.
“The mistake here was that the staff organizing the organizations used the names of the organizations rather than the work they do,” McDermott declared, “and asked improper questions to figure that out.”
“It’s clearly wrong,” he added. “It was inept, stupid, and a whole lot of other things.”