And now, a message from the congressional Democrats:
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday, and the “optic of the year” had to be committee Democrats apologizing to Koskinen and defending the agency. Here’s just one:
Democrats on the committee were much more accommodating to Koskinen.
“I want to apologize to you for the way you’re being treated this morning,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. “I thought this was a hearing and not a trial.”
California Rep. Xavier Becerra told Koskinen “you deserve better,” and other Dems mustered a chivalrous defense of the IRS chief as well.
Those Dems — always sticking up for the “little people.” Members of Congress apologizing to a bloated government agency on behalf of the private sector victims of its abuse of power is exactly how the Founders envisioned the system working.
Sharyl Attkisson documented one of the more pathetic moments from the hearing:
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