Fox Business host Neil Cavuto struggles to keep IRS scandal scandalous

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 18:47 EDT
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Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto baselessly speculated Tuesday night that the IRS “targeted” progressive groups because they were not friendly enough with the Obama administration.

“I’m wondering about the words that did apparently come up in this database search or whatever it was — included “Occupy,” groups with that type of terminology,” he said. “You know, these groups were not friendly to President Obama, so cynically I could say that they did indeed target groups that were not, let’s say, pro-White House.”

Cavuto’s guest, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, said the Fox host was correct.

“They may not have been conservative, but they were not supporting the positions of the White House,” Sekulow remarked. “If the net was broader, it was still people that were opposing the White House’s position, whether from the right or the left. That doesn’t make it better, that makes it worse.”

Newly released documents have shown the IRS did not single out tea party groups. Organizations from across the political spectrum received similar treatment when applying for tax exempt status.

Sekulow, who has filed a lawsuit against the IRS on behalf of tea party groups, insisted the new information was irrelevant.

Watch video, courtesy of the Fox Business Network, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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