Wednesday afternoon, the hosts of The Five took on Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), who has been in the news this week first for sparring with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) during Tuesday’s IRS hearing and again this morning for his fiery back and forth with Fox’s Megyn Kelly. According to The Five‘s Andrea Tantaros, McDermott must not have “gotten the memo” that the IRS targeting conservatives was a bad thing.
“I hope Jim McDermott is on TV every single day,” Dana Perino said. “I think he would be the best possible thing to help the Republican Party. We’re going to talk about old white guys who are out of touch in the Republican Party? I think he’s a perfect example.”
Eric Bolling said McDermott has to be “very careful” because “he blamed the group that was applying for tax-exempt status” and then blamed tax code itself. But, Bolling pointed out, if Congress gets rid of the 501c5 tax exempt status, it would mean major backlash labor unions that donate primarily to Democratic groups and candidates.
Moving on to the consequences, or lack thereof, for IRS officials who were responsible for the targeting, Greg Gutfeld proposed that we “garnish their wages, every single employee has to pay, and all of that goes as a rebate to the taxpayer.” His suggestion appeared to be quite popular at The Five‘s table.
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