Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke with CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday, weighing in on the scandal involving the IRS targeting conservative groups. Addressing the agency’s insistence that the problem was not politically motivated, Paul suggested there’s likely a memo or “written policy” about officials singling out those opposing President Obama.
Crowley asked Paul whether he could imagine the mistake being simply misguided and stupid without any political motives.
“Well, I think we’re going to have to see the memorandum,” the senator replied. “Apparently there is a policy, and I think that we’re going to find there’s a written policy that says that ‘We were targeting people who were opposed to the president.'”
Once that comes to light, Paul asserted we’d have to find out who wrote and approved it. That remark prompted Crowley to question whether the IRS did actually have a written policy, asking him to clarify his comments.
“Well, we keep hearing the reports and we have several specifically worded items saying who was being targeted,” Paul elaborated. “In fact, one of the bullet points says those who are critical of the president. So I don’t know if that comes from a policy, but that’s what’s being reported in the press and reported orally. I haven’t seen a policy statement, but I think we need to see that.”
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