Yesterday, in an act of pure partisanship, the Democrats of the House Ways and Means Committee choose to attack IRS Inspector General Russell George. The attacks were numerous and Guy Benson over at Townhall.com has an excellent synopsis.
Yesterday’s conduct by the Democrats on the committee was beyond contemptible and clearly indicates their desire to hide the truth, not discover it. Once again, they went into their bag of tricks and tried to discredit Inspector General George as a “Bush Appointee.” As stated by Guy Benson:
Responding to accusatory statements from Democrats — especially the contemptible Gerry Connolly — about his political roots, George confirmed that he was appointed by President Bush and had worked for several Republicans many years ago. He also revealed that he worked at the 1980 DNC and helped found Howard University’s College Democrats. That took the wind out of the “he’s a Republican hatchet man!” line of argument. Also, as pointed out by Rep. Jim Jordan and Chairman Darrell Issa (and yours truly), if George had been working in concert with the GOP, he would have made this scandal public before the 2012 election.
Congressman Gowdy continues to shine during these hearings and described the conduct of the Democrats for what it was: