IRS targeting Tea Party groups, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is now using that scandal to try to bring down President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. During a rally in Washington Thursday morning, Bachmann spoke to the press, asking, in light of what happened with the IRS, “could there be potential political implications of access to healthcare, denial of healthcare?”
After outline the “extremely troubling” details of the IRS targeting story, Bachmann made an effort to tie the scandal to her consistent opposition to the president’s health care law. “Knowing it’s the IRS who will be the enforcing mechanism for this new entitlement program of Obamacare,” Bachmann stated, “it is very important to ask — and now it is reasonable to ask — could there be potential political implications of access to healthcare, denial of healthcare? Will that happen based upon a person’s political beliefs, or their religiously held beliefs?”
“Those questions would have been considered out of bounds a week ago,” she continued. “Today these questions are considered more than reasonable, and more than fair for the American people.”
Bachmann was joined at the rally by other like-minded members of Congress, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY), along with members of Tea Party groups from across the country.