Today a Democrat showed his true colors, or actually anonymously showed his true colors. Many Senate Democrats are quick to condemn the IRS targeting of conservative groups, even though some were calling for the IRS to investigate years ago. Rand Paul decided he would introduce a common sense non-binding resolution calling for an investigation of the IRS targeting scandal. When even Jon Stewart is furious about the scandal, you would think this would be a resolution that would sail through. Instead a Senate democrat put a hold on the legislation.
Senate Democrats Block Sen. Paul’s Resolution
May 15, 2013
Today, Senate Democrats placed a hold on Sen. Rand Paul’s recent resolution that condemns the targeting of Tea Party groups by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and calls for an investigation into this practice.
“This resolution is not about Republican vs. Democrat or conservative vs. liberal. It is about arrogant and unrestrained government vs. the rule of law. The First Amendment cannot and should not be renegotiated depending on which party holds power,” Sen. Paul said. “Each senator took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, yet Senate Democrats chose to block my resolution and thus refused to condemn the IRS for trampling on our First Amendment rights. I am incredibly disappointed in Washington’s party politics and I am determined to hold the IRS accountable for these unjust acts.”
A copy of the blocked resolution can be found HERE.
Join Americans for Limited Government in calling for an actual congressional investigation of the IRS scandal.