Oopsie!… Elijah Cummings Backtracks on Ending IRS Targeting Investigation
On Sunday Dem. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said the IRS “case is solved” and it was time to “move on.”
Cummings was ready to move on.
The IRS targeted hundreds of conservative groups since 2010. 500 conservative and Christian groups were illegally targeted by the Obama IRS starting in 2010. For twenty-seven months the Obama IRS refused to approve any Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status. At the same time the Obama IRS approved dozens of progressive applications within weeks.
On Wednesday, Cummings backtracked on his statements. Now he wants the investigation to continue.
The Politico reported:
Rep. Elijah Cummings is backing away from his assertion that the investigation into the IRS scandal is “solved” and says he still wants to work with Republicans on the probe.
In a brief interview with POLITICO on Wednesday, Cummings said that he was trying to argue that — contrary to some GOP comments — the investigation has proven the Obama administration didn’t order the IRS to target conservative groups applying for a tax exemption.
“The witch hunt needs to end,” said Cummings, who is the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “What I meant was the witch hunt.”
Maybe it had something to do with this poll.
More than three-quarters of Americans want Congress to continue to investigate the IRS.