In the light of the amusing presidential race, many U.S. citizens, even those who are conservative, seem to have forgotten the controversy that included IRS targeting “Tea Party” organizations. However, Trey Gowdy remembers it quite well.
The Republican from South Carolina interrogated the IRS commissioner in a Congressional hearing on the topic, and it was something to see.
Of course, the commissioner denied any wrongdoing and tried to joke about his legal experience (or lack thereof.) Gowdy wasn’t amused.
After lecturing the commissioner about basic legal concepts regarding the destruction of evidence, Gowdy got him to admit that he hadn’t even reviewed any relevant criminal statutes before beginning his “investigation.” The commissioner said he was relying on “common sense,” instead.
This is only the start. Trey Gowdy is running circles around the commissioner, it’s both scary and interesting to watch at the same time.
Just think about it, if the head of the IRS does not know what’s lawful and unlawful. Don’t you just feel secure with them handling our taxes?