Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
on Wednesday went after Sarah Hall Ingram, who once headed the IRS division that targeted conservative groups, expressing his frustration that it took her five whole months before she agreed to come before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Some GOP lawmakers have been hammering Ingram for months as she headed the IRS division that targeted conservative political groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Hall said she left to run the agency’s health care office in 2010, about six months before a top deputy learned about the targeting.
“Finally she’s here,” Jordan said. “We’ve been trying for five months to get Mrs. Ingram in front of this committee. I was beginning to think there was such no person as Sarah Hall Ingram.”
“Here’s the lady, who as the chairman said, is at the center of the storm for two of the biggest issues this country has dealt with in recent history: The targeting of conservative groups and implementation of Obamacare,” he later added. “Here’s the lady that was Lois Lerner’s direct boss, and today is the first time she has been in front of this committee when the scandal has been known about for five months? Here’s the lady for the last three years has been head of the office for implementing the Affordable Care Act and today is the first time she becomes in front of the committee?”
“This is unbelievable,” Jordan continued.
Jordan also claimed that the IRS again tried to stop Ingram from appearing before the Oversight Committee yet again on Wednesday.
“So it raises just one simple question: Why?” he said. “What does she know that the IRS doesn’t want this committee, this Congress and the American people to know? What are they trying to hide?”http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/09/watch-as-rep-jim-jordan-dresses-down-top-irs-official-at-center-of-targeting-scandal-and-obamacare-implementation/
Jim Jordan is my former (unfortunately, due to redistricting) Congressman, and I thought the TBR crowd would be interested in seeing that he's still doing his job, and still fighting for us in the IRS scandal.