Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cartwright Votes Against Holding IRS, Lois Lerner Accountable

As a candidate, Democratic Matt Cartwright made clear his contempt for anyone associated with the Tea Party.  As a Congressman, that distaste for the Taxed Enough Already crowd was apparent in a recent vote to hold the IRS and Lois Lerner accountable for using the taxing power of the federal government as a political weapon.

Last night, by a vote of 231-187, Lois Lerner was held in contempt of congress for failing to cooperate with an investigation into alleged illegal targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.  Democratic Cartwright voted against this measure making clear that he and House Democrats support using the IRS as a bludgeon to pursue groups based on their political beliefs.

To recap:
And the Democrats in the House like Matt Cartwright are apparently OK with that.