Tea Party leader calls IRS actions something out of a ‘dictatorship’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

14
May

Tea Party leader calls IRS actions something out of a ‘dictatorship’ – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is something that would happen in a “dictatorship,” the co-founder of one of the largest Tea Party organizations in the country said Tuesday.

“This is chilling, and it’s scary,” Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, said in an interview Tuesday morning on “The Alice Stewart Show.”

“And this is the kind of thing that you expect to hear in third world countries, in dictatorships and tyrannies.”

Tea Party Patriots is one of several conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status that were investigated and targeted for extra scrutiny by the IRS. The Washington Post reported Monday that officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved in the probes, showing the scandal extended beyond the IRS’s Cincinnati branch.

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