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