During their pre-Super Bowl interview last week, President Obama boldly told Bill O’Reilly there was ‘not a smidgen of corruption’ in the cases involving the IRS targeting conservatives. Yesterday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) blasted the President’s claims during a hearing of the House Oversight And Government Reform Committee on the IRS scandal.
While addressing two TEA Party leaders who appeared before the committee to share their experience with the IRS, Rep. Gowdy asked:
GOWDY: The president says there’s not a ‘smidgen’ of criminality or corruption. Do either of you remember seeing a witness named Lois Lerner, sitting at the very table y’all are sitting at? Do you remember her invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege? The same privilege that she targeted some of your groups for trying to educate people about? Some of your groups just want to simply educate people about the Constitution — the one she availed herself of the very second she was exposed to criminal investigation. So how can the president say there’s not a ‘smidgen’ of criminality when Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment? Forty-one witnesses haven’t been interviewed, including the two who are here right now! How can he possibly draw that conclusion?
“He’s connecting dots that you can’t even connect,” Pat said.
“Trey Gowdy is a good, good man,” Glenn added. “I’ve talked to Trey Gowdy, and… I think he’s really led by God and he listens. He is there to stand where he’s supposed to stand.”
Watch Rep. Gowdy’s heated assessment below:
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