Republicans in Congress want to know what the Internal Revenue Service plans to do with the $700,000 worth of ammunition it recently added to its 5 million round stash — when Democrats voted to give the agency $80 billion to give for increased enforcement.
“If the Justice Department is going to politically target President Trump and raid his home, I can assure you that the current administration is ready to target his supporters,” Texas Rep. Michael Cloud told Fox News.
Cloud and 30 other House Conservatives, including Alabama’s Mo Brooks, Colorado’s Lauren Boebert, Texas’ Louie Gohmert, and Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene, wrote to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig Friday to voice concern that the agency’s new muscle, passed in a party-line vote as part of the Dems’ inflation-cutting bill, is “being used to scare and threaten law-abiding Americans.”
The group asked Rettig to answer a series of questions about the agency’s past use of force — and how it will provide firearms training to the 87,000 new agents expected to be hired with the cash inflow ahead.
“I have serious concerns about how this agency might be armed against law-abiding Americans who oppose this administration’s far-left ideology,” Cloud said. “The IRS has politically targeted Americans before, we cannot allow that to happen again.”
https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/gop-demands-answers-on-700k-ammo-stockpile-for-irs-enforcement/ GOP seeks $700,000 in ammunition stockpile responses for IRS enforcement