February 11, 2014
Two Democrat lawmakers have picked up the mantle from President Obama in deflecting from the possibility that the IRS unfairly targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny by going after the inspector general who first alerted lawmakers to the scandal.
The president drew heavy criticism from GOP lawmakers for saying there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS during a Super Bowl pre-game interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, despite an ongoing FBI investigation.
But that investigation did not stop U.S. Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., from filing a complaint “questioning the independence of Treasury Department inspector general J. Russell George,” The Washington Post reported.
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