Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein recently observed that Democrats involved in investigating events surrounding the IRS scandal are not asking “inquisitive questions.”
It’s actually worse than not asking inquisitive questions. Democrat’s are actively making a mockery of their roles on the House Oversight Committee, asking absurd questions, and drawing their own conclusions, with little to no prospect of getting to the truth.
Here is a collection of some of the most outrageous statements/questions being presented by Democrats at the IRS hearings…
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), in trying to demonstrate that Lois Lerner has taken the destruction of her hard drive very seriously, asked the opposite by inquiring if this was “a woman rejoicing over losing her hard drive and saying, thank God that thing is gone?” He then answered his own question with a “no.”
After invoking Oliver Stone, and insinuating that John Koskinen couldn’t possibly be lying because he took an oath, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) asks if there was no conspiracy or link to the White House. Even more outrageous, Koskinen didn’t answer these questions with a ‘no’ but rather that it was “my understanding.”
Xavier Becerra (D-CA) compared the hearings to an inquisition, which is defined at dictionary.com as an official investigation “characterized by lack of regard for individual rights.” He then went on to suggest that the IRS Commissioner “deserved better.”
Bill Nye the Science Guy … er … Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) explained that the IRS Scandal was actually the fault of Republicans in Congress, blaming the government shutdown and a lack of funding for the targeting of conservative groups, and the subsequent loss of e-mails that might prove it.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) hit the jackpot of jackassery when he asked a whole host of questions which were apparently designed to equate the IRS scandal to other allegedly “phony” scandals. Doggett personally asked if IRS Commissioner John Koskinen had “ever been to Benghazi,” was responsible for “those space aliens” at Area 51, or if he “ever had custody of the President’s birth certificate.”