M.D. Kittle on the IRS Targeting Tea Party Groups for Abuse
Did the Internal Revenue Service politically target conservative organizations when "front line" IRS employees stalled applications for tax-exempt status? Absolutely not, said Lois Lerner, director of the IRS' exempt organizations unit. There was no political motivation at all. But as M.D. Kittle reports, during a press conference Friday afternoon, Lerner issued an IRS mea culpa for employees who inappropriately flagged organizations with the descriptors, "tea party" or "patriot," for further review. "Mistakes were made," Lerner admitted. No kidding.