One would think that when a Democratic Senator speaks out about IRS-gate, he’d be covering his own tail. Max Baucus, however, has a newfound reputation for calling a spade a spade, so when he says there’s more and possibly worse revelations about the IRS coming, I tend to sit up and listen.
Paul Bedard writes in the Washington Times:
Senior Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who recently slapped Obamacare as a “train wreck,” believes that the IRS scandal is just beginning and that “a lot more” damaging information will be revealed, likely at congressional hearings.
“I have a hunch that a lot more is going to come out, frankly,” Baucus, whose pending retirement seems to have freed him up to speak bluntly, told Bloomberg Government’s “Capitol Gains” TV show.
“It’s broader than the current focus. And I think it’s important that we have the hearings, and I think that will encourage other information to come out that has not yet come out. I suspect that we will learn more in the next several days, maybe the next couple three weeks which adds more context to all of this,” added Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
We already have multiple damaging issues hovering around the IRS:
- The original targeting of conservative groups.
- Stalling conservative applications, while green-lighting leftist ones.
- The person in charge of the targeting is now running the section charged with enforcing ObamaCare.
- Oh, and she got over $100k in bonuses, as well.
If there’s more to come, it’s almost certainly not going to be good, and it will just add fuel to the fire.
Obama may wish he’d sat out the 2012 election in favor of spending time at the golf course and letting Romney move into the Oval Office.
(cross-posted on RedState)