Gowdy Grills Former IRS Chief

by Andrew Johnson

“Can you answer the question? Did you do anything personally to make sure that this insidious practice was stopped?” a heated Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) pressed former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups at today’s House Oversight Committee hearing. Gowdy tried to find out why Shulman never investigated the IRS after he became aware of the targeting; Shulman said he preferred to let the inspector general look into the issue.

Gowdy asked if Shulman would have handled the situation in the same way if he had learned the IRS was targeting applicants based on race, but he refused to answer a hypothetical.

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