(From The Washington Examiner)
Referencing a Washington Examiner report published on Tuesday, Gohmert said it was unacceptable that the agency refuses to verify Social Security numbers out of fear that it would diminish the number of tax returns submitted by illegal immigrants. “That’s the IRS director’s reasoning,” Gohmert said. “It’s OK for someone illegally in the United States to be engaged in identity theft.”
Other members emphasized the agency’s destruction of documents that had been requested by Congress in connection with its investigation into former IRS Commissioner Lois Lerner’s targeting of conservative groups.
“We subpoenaed documents and we bring in the commission to testify and we are trying to get the truth,” said Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis. “And yet what has happened? They’ve destroyed backup tapes that were under two congressional subpoenas.