The Democrats are now going after the Inspector General investigating the IRS in the scandal involving targeting conservative groups because he is a Republican. Talk about shooting the messenger.
As Republicans press their investigation into the Internal Revenue Service, Democrats are trying to turn the focus to the Republican ties of the agency’s chief investigator, Inspector General J. Russell George, whose May audit ignited the firestorm.
Late last week, House Democrats charged that some of Mr. George’s work has been “highly misleading,” and they demanded that the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which has been taking the lead in investigating the IRS, call back the inspector general not just as an investigator, but as the target of lawmakers’ inquiry.
“The committee has obtained new documents that raise serious questions about the inspector general’s report, his testimony before Congress, and his subsequent assertions in letters to members of Congress,” Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, said Friday in a letter to committee Chairman Darrel E. Issa, California Republican, demanding that Republicans call Mr. George to reappear before the panel. (Read More)
I suppose they would have preferred having President Obama appoint the IG charged with uncovering malfeasance in the IRS.