Congressman Tom McClintock joined Mike Huckabee to discuss the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of Tea Party organizations.
Congressman McClintock explained that the outrageous, unethical behavior from the IRS is just the latest example of a "pattern of conduct that is running throughout this administration."
"It's absolutely toxic to a free society when government uses it's enormous powers to intimidate private citizens who are simply trying to take part in the public policy debate," he told Huckabee.
When asked what Congress can do to get to the bottom of the sordid mess, Congressman McClintock said that further investigation is needed to find out how far up the ladder this behavior went. He also noted that the explanations given by the administration don't "pass the smell test."
"First of all, mistakes were made? What's interesting is that all of those mistakes were specifically directed at individuals and groups who were opposing the administration," he noted. "That's a coincidence that is far too obvious to ignore."
Congressman McClintock wondered about the obsession of the IRS with names. He pointed to newly discovered instance of the agency asking the Leadership Institute, a conservative educational organization, for a list of its students.
Huckabee noted that Sarah Ingram Hall, the official in charge of the tax-exempt division of the IRS, is now in charge of the agency's monitoring of ObamaCare.
"Well, she will have access to the health records of every American," Congressman McClintock said of our new reality. "And if this pattern is allowed to continue, will be able to share them with anybody that she thinks she can get away with."