According to a new report from the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, the Internal Revenue Service did not target any leftwing, liberal or progressive groups while it was targeting groups on the right. The finding is based on testimony given by IRS agents familiar with the targeting scandal.
The new report is titled “Debunking the Myth that the IRS Targeted Progressives: How the IRS and Congressional Democrats Misled America about Disparate Treatment.” That title obviously includes a condemnation for Rep. Elijah Cummings and other Democrats on the panel, who have belittled the investigation and stymied it at just about every turn. The Findings section calls out Cummings and three other Democrats on the committee by name, and states that they made misleading claims to the media that the IRS targeted progressive groups.
The report also accuses the Democrats of coordinating their misleading claims.
The report looks at how three early Tea Party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status were handled by the IRS. Two of those groups have since dropped their applications in the face of the IRS’ invasive questioning. The third has been awaiting approvaly for 51 months.