Mitch McConnell: We May Need A Special Prosecutor To Investigate The IRS Attacks On the Tea Party

Mitch McConnell: We May Need A Special Prosecutor To Investigate The IRS Attacks On the Tea Party

I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m not a big fan of Mitch McConnell, although he’s actually been showing a little more fire lately because he’s up for reelection in 2014 and is afraid he’ll have to face a primary. It’s funny how that works, isn’t it?


Yet and still, McConnell is at least taking the right tone on the politically motivated persecution of the Tea Parties by the IRS.

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell tells National Review that Steven Miller, the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service, should step down.

“He should resign,” the senator says. “Believe me, if this was a Republican administration doing all this, the New York Times and Washington Post would be in absolute meltdown.”

President Obama, he adds, shouldn’t escape blame: “They all take their cues from the tone expressed by the president, and he’s made it clear that this administration is perfectly willing to crack down on critics.”

…McConnell is open to the idea of a special prosecutor, but he hasn’t decided whether to ask for an appointment. “We will have to see how things develop,” he says. “But, finally, they overstepped in a way people can identify with. Everybody knows the power of the IRS, and it’s about time they, in effect, got caught in a way that the American public fully understands.”

When the Senate Minority leader starts calling the head of the IRS to resign, an investigation and even starts hinting that we may need to unleash a special prosecutor, it’s a sign that there’s a lot of blood in the water. Expect the GOP to clamp on to the scandal like a bulldog and to bring it up incessantly for months, if not years. Furthermore, if it turns out that Obama was aware that this was going on or ordered it, don’t be surprised if the calls for impeachment get very loud indeed.

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