Remember when failed presidential candidate and current senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren promised that IRS Will Have “Super Duper Enforcement” Powers?
Apparently, she got her wish when Democrats and the Biden administration made the IRS one of the largest government agencies with the insultingly-named “Inflation Reduction Act.”
Here’s some of our previous coverage:
- Biden Chooses Lois Lerner Associate to Oversee Massive Expansion of the IRS
- IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent Job Posting: ‘Carry a Firearm and be Willing to Use Deadly Force, if Necessary’
- Biden Admin Keeps Contradicting Itself on Targets of the New IRS Audits
- WH Economic Advisor Dodges Questions About Whether Bloated IRS Will Target Middle Class
While Republicans have vowed to defund these efforts, they really don’t have the power to do so, holding only the House by the narrowest of margins.
Apparently, 2024 candidate for the GOP presidential nomination and former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson is running around with his albatross GOP of yore dragging along behind him as he whinges on about how the big meanies in the new and improved GOP need to stop talking about the weaponization of government.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, one of several GOP presidential candidates, on Sunday warned his fellow Republicans to “back off” allegations that the Justice Department has been “weaponized.”
. . . . “And so let’s back off of these accusations, and let’s get back to being the party of the rule of law, of the justice system supporting law enforcement and the equal application of law. Let’s don’t undermine the greatest justice system and criminal justice system and rule of law in the world today, this side of heaven,” Hutchinson said.
This flowery nonsense is simply not tethered to reality. It’s not even tethered to this century.
The truth is clear to everyone else, however, and it’s not “only” Biden’s DOJ that is being weaponzied against the American people. Democrats’ old standby the IRS is also getting back in on the corrupt targeting of normal Americans, and this time, it’s not a journalist who dares to testify against government corruption and weaponization.
It’s just random Americans gun store owners being raided “Soviet-style” by armed IRS agents in Montana, and a woman being tricked into allowing an IRS agent into her Ohio home.
The Blaze—in an article entitled, “‘Soviet style intimidation’: Armed IRS agents raid, close gun shop, U.S. lawmaker says“—reports:
Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) is demanding answers after he says a group of armed IRS agents raided and temporarily closed a Montana gun shop in Great Falls Wednesday.
“This event is another example of President Biden weaponizing federal agencies to target and harass hardworking Americans for exercising their constitutional rights,” Rosendale said in a letter to leaders of the Internal Revenue Service and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Twenty heavily armed federal agents pulled in behind Highwood Creek Outfitters’ owner Tom Van Hoose as he arrived at his shop Wednesday morning, KRTV reported.
IRS agents confiscated background check forms from the store that contained sensitive personal information about all customers who ever purchased a gun at the shop. The forms do not include financial information, Rosendale said, calling the act an “egregious breach of privacy” that “showed no regard for federal law.”
“There is no circumstance in which 4473s would be necessary in an investigation spearheaded by the IRS,” Rosendale said in a letter addressed to ATF Director Steven Dettelbach and IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel.
Rosendale asked the ATF and IRS to “cease conducting these Soviet-style intimidation raids.” He also included a list of questions about what spurred the action, setting a June 23 deadline for response.
Yet another Republican congressman—Jim Jordan (OH)—is demanding answers after an IRS agent reportedly used a fake name to enter an Ohio woman’s home. After she found out who he was, he reportedly told her that he’s the IRS and can “go into anyone’s house at any time.”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Friday demanding to know why an agent had told a woman that he could “go into anyone’s house at any time I want.”
Jordan revealed in the letter that a he’d recently learned of allegations about an IRS agent who had allegedly used a fake name to enter a taxpayer’s home and then threatened her. The letter explained that an agent going by “Bill Haus” showed up at an Ohio woman’s home in April, telling her that he can “go into anyone’s house at any time.”
“We have recently received allegations that an Internal Revenue Service agent provided a false name to an Ohio taxpayer as part of a deception to gain entry into the taxpayer’s home to confront her about delinquent tax filings,” the letter reads. “When the taxpayer rightfully objected to the agent’s tactics, the IRS agent insisted that he ‘can . . . go into anyone’s house at any time’ as an IRS agent. These allegations raise serious concerns about the IRS’s commitment to fundamental civil liberties.”
First, the IRS knocked on @mtaibbi’s door while he was testifying.
Now, we learn they harassed one of our constituents who didn’t do anything wrong.
And to top it off, the IRS agent used a fake name to enter the constituent’s home. pic.twitter.com/EJX0Qlynte
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 17, 2023
You can read the press release here.
These federal agencies are out of control, terrorizing normal Americans who have done nothing wrong . . . except dissent from or represent dissent from the Democrat agenda. Dissent, apparently, is no longer permitted in the United States of America, and that is a huge problem no matter what old-school Bush-Cheney fossils like Hutchinson say.
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