Skip to comments.These Senators Could Be in Ethics Trouble Over the IRS Scandal
Posted on 06/04/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT by lowbridge
The smoking gun in the IRS targeting scandal could be found in the Senate, one advocacy group says, pointing out a correspondence it believes pressured the tax agency to impose extra scrutiny on conservative groups as part of a Democratic election strategy in 2010 and 2012.
The Center for Competitive Politics, which opposes campaign finance restrictions and other limits on political speech, filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics against nine Democratic senators, most notably Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin of Illinois and Carl Levin of Michigan, for repeated lobbying of the IRS to probe conservative groups.
It also specifically cites Charles Schumer of New York, who was the lead author of letters to the IRS signed by Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire; Tom Udall of New Mexico; Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island; Al Franken of Minnesota; Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
David Keating, the organizations president, cited the abuse of the IRS by the Nixon White House, and the post-Watergate laws that prevented the White House from using the IRS for political reasons.
If someone in the White House was connected it would make it a real criminal violation and a very sensational thing, Keating told TheBlaze. I doubt that happened. But there was huge heat coming from the Senate.
If congressional committees believe organizations are skirting tax laws, there are procedures to investigate, Keating said.
I dont think its every appropriate for Congress to ask a law enforcement agency to go investigate this group, go audit that group, he added. Congress is not the FBI. It is not the Justice Department.
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As long as only Senators from one party are targeted, nothing will happen.
That is, as long as the party they’re all from is the Democrat party.
Oh please, not the dreaded Ethics Committee. This could mean a real wrist slapping.
Nine Democratic senators:
Dick Durbin of Illinois
Carl Levin of Michigan
Charles Schumer of New York
Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire
Tom Udall of New Mexico
Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island
Al Franken of Minnesota
Michael Bennet of Colorado
Jeff Merkley of Oregon
Imagine Dick “The Turbin” in jail. I hate him worse than any other senator.
At least Senator Dick would be amongst friends...
Maybe even the comfy chair.
Senate Ethics Committee-—
Barbara Boxer, California, Chair
Mark Pryor, Arkansas
Sherrod Brown, Ohio
Johnny Isakson, Georgia, Vice Chair
Pat Roberts, Kansas
Jim Risch, Idaho
I was going to mention Merkley (D OR)
While I’m at it;
Osama bin Laden builds day care centers Patty Murrey (D WA)
Dick Durbin of Illinois (up for reelection in 2014)
Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire (up for reelection in 2014)
Al Franken of Minnesota (up for reelection in 2014)
Jeff Merkley of Oregon (up for reelection in 2014)
Carl Levin of Michigan (has chosen not to run for reelection in 2014)
Charles Schumer of New York (not up for reelection in 2014)
Tom Udall of New Mexico (not up for reelection in 2014)
Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island (not up for reelection in 2014)
Michael Bennet of Colorado (not up for reelection in 2014)
Durbin and Schumer, two of the most repulsive cretins in American history.
we can only hope
The Senate has Ethics? Who Knew?!