Tea Party Patriots Action Praises Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act


McConnell-Braun Bill Will Prevent
Biden Administration Liberals from
Weaponizing the IRS Against Conservatives


Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Mike Braun introduced the “Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act.” This bill codifies the Trump Administration rule that protects citizen groups regardless of their political ideology or beliefs, and prevents the IRS from doxing donors to these groups. The bill is currently cosponsored by 43 Senators.  In response, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin issued the following statement:

“Tea Party Patriots Action knows firsthand how the IRS can be weaponized by Democrat administrations.  In 2013, the Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concluded that ‘the IRS used inappropriate criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax exempt status based upon their policy positions instead of indications of potential political campaign intervention.’ That’s a direct quote from their report. President Obama and then-IRS Commissioner Koskinen covered up for the IRS, and the Obama Administration did what was necessary to prevent the truth from coming out. The mainstream media was completely uninterested in this particular abuse of government power, so no one was ever held accountable. Now that Democrats once again control the levers of power in Washington, TPPA is rightfully concerned about even the possibility of a re-weaponization of the IRS.  Our Constitution protects our rights as individuals and groups of individuals to speak our minds on issues of concern to us without fear of harassment by government or political opponents, but Democrats seem not to acknowledge those rights.  The ‘Don’t Weaponize the IRS Act’ will protect TPPA and other citizens’ groups from a repeat of the Obama-era IRS targeting scandal.  We thank Leader McConnell and Senator Braun for introducing this bill, and we thank all of the bill’s co-sponsors.”