MSNBC “The Last Word” host Lawrence O’Donnell declared Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz a “tax criminal” for using his office as a place to sleep while working in Washington, D.C.
Critics wonder whether O’Donnell has gone too far.
O’DONNELL: Do you think your fellow House members that pay their rent in Washington are more responsible about this than you are?
CHAFFETZ: I think they have to make choices for themselves. I am one of dozens that do what i do, and on both sides of the aisle. We’re just trying to be frugal.
O’DONNELL: You haven’t checked with any of your colleagues to see whether they have filed the benefit on their tax return?
CHAFFETZ: No, no, it is none of my business.
O’DONNELL: As far as you know, the rest of them are tax criminals, too?
CHAFFETZ: No, no, that’s ridiculous.
O’DONNELL: All right, Congressman Jason Chaffetz – get straight with the IRS, Republican of Utah. Thank you very much for joining us.
This video is from The Daily Caller, uploaded on February 16, 2011.