On these pages we are not often in agreement with Congressman Michael Capuano (D-Somerville). Today, however, we are in full agreement with the Congressman. He called the recent revelations regarding the targeting of conservative organizations Nixonian, according to the Boston Globe.
He said the recent reports that IRS targeted small-government groups for extra scrutiny were in a different category. Asked to discuss the reports, Capuano said that if the accounts were true, “There’s no way in the world, I’m going to defend that. Hell, I spent my youth vilifying the Nixon administration for doing the same thing.”
President Richard M. Nixon attempted to wield his control of the IRS as a way of pressuring political enemies.
At a White House press conference on Monday, President Obama said he first learned of the IRS controversy from news reports.