The fire breathing, impassioned speech came from Pennsylvania Republican Mike Kelly and it brought the chamber crowd to their feet.
The cheers came during questioning of former IRS Chief Steve Miller and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George
Kelly pointed out that while the agency is trying to brush off its indiscretions by saying they made a mistake, that’s a benefit average American’s don’t get with the IRS.
“If you think its uncomfortable sitting over there you ought to be a private individual when the IRS is across from you asking you questions,” Kelly quipped.
Other highlights of Kelly’s time behind the mic were:
“I have a grandson who’s afraid to get out of bed at night because he thinks there’s someone under the bed that’s going to grab him. And I think most Americans feel that way about the IRS.”
And “I don’t believe the White House just found out about this in a news report.”
But wait, there’s more. “I am more concerned today than I was before. The fact that you all can do just about anything you want to anybody. You know, you can put anybody out of business that you want anytime you want.”
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