In Friday’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing about Lois Lerner’s missing emails, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) compared the investigation to other famous conspiracy theories like Area 51, Obama’s birth certificate … and the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. He said it was not a serious investigation and wondered how IRS Commissioner Koskinen could take it seriously.
Well, that’s not completely true. Rep. Doggett thinks there is something very important worth investigating. “I believe this is a serious matter,” Doggett said. “The use of secret money is a problem enough. But the determination to have that money be taxpayer subsidized in social welfare organizations, in some cases headed by individuals who never had any interest in social welfare until they could claim it for themselves to pollute our democracy, that is a serious problem,” Doggett charged.
So it’s not the targeting of conservative groups or the missing emails and crashed hard drive or the cover-up at the IRS that Democrats are interested in investigating. Doggett and other Democrats on the committee actually want to continue to target conservative organizations.