More evidence has surfaced from Lois Lerner’s emails that expose her negative bias against conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, and the Republicans in Congress who dared to hold her accountable.
Newly released emails from Lois Lerner show the former IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal calling Republican critics “evil and dishonest,” and even “hateful.”
…A deeper look at the communications, first reported by Politico, shows Lerner taking aim at lawmakers for their tough questioning, particularly following a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in 2014.
“Yesterday was a doozy. They called me back to testify on the IRS ‘scandal,’ and I tool (sic) the 5th again because they had been so evil and dishonest in my lawyer’s dealings with them,” Lerner told a friend in a March 6, 2014 email, adding “this is very bad behavior from our elected officials.”
She had tough words for the press as well, complaining in a June 26, 2014 email about pictures taken of her during an appearance in front of Congress: “I looked like crap. I don’t look like that anymore, but it serves their purposes of hate mongering to continue to use those images.”
…In the emails, [Lerner] also took a swipe at Texas, which she said “is just pathetic as far as political attitudes are concerned,” and faulted Abraham Lincoln for not letting the South secede. “Look my view is that Lincoln is our worst president not out (sic) best. He should‘be (sic) let the south go.”
Lerner is more concerned with her personal reputation than she is about protecting equal treatment under the law. She’s like the bully who shoved the underclassman into a locker and got sent to the principal’s office- she isn’t sorry she did it, she’s sorry she got caught.