The Democrats have declared the IRS scandal dead. No, seriously! They think that we've gotten to the bottom of the targeting of conservatives, changes have been made and it's time to move on.
Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings told CNN's Candy Crowley over the weekend: “Based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you. In other words … the IG made some recommendations, those recommendations are being adopted by the IRS, we’ve got a new commissioner in, acting commissioner in, Danny Werfel is doing a great job, I think we’re in great shape.”
This declaration from Cummings likely stems from an interview with an IRS manager who is a self-described "conservative Republican." Apparently during that interview this manager says that the White House had nothing to do with the targeting of conservative groups. So that's it. Case closed. Pack it up. Move on. Meanwhile, we now have five people in Washington DC who have lost their job related to the IRS targeting of conservative groups.
As you can imagine there are many who disagree with Cummings, who believes that this case has been resolved. Republican Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa is one of those people, stating: “His extreme and reckless assertions are a signal that his true motivation is stopping needed congressional oversight and he has no genuine interest in working, on a bipartisan basis, to expose the full truth.”
The GOP says that Americans deserve answers. I agree. The Democrats' eagerness to dismiss the scandal is understandable from a political standpoint, but disappointing. If the shoe were on the other foot, they wouldn't rest until we understood the full extent of this scandal. I wouldn't blame them.