From “Morning Jolt” by Jim Geraghty of NRO:
Speaking of justice: What recourse do we have in this evolving, growing, and maddening IRS corruption scandal? If you believe the answer is an Obama-appointed special prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy will disagree. The right answer is: impeachment of corrupt IRS officials. Says Andy:
The IRS is deeply unpopular with the public and many Americans are offended by the Democrats’ use of an intimidating bureaucracy to harass their fellow citizens — they may not be conservatives, but they know it could happen to them, too. Republicans, and any Democrats who still put their duty to the Constitution above their party loyalty, should be taking meaningful action. Let congressional Democrats defend the IRS and any other corrupt officials in the run-up to the midterm elections if that’s what they want to do.
So, Republicans: Impeach them now, worry about prosecuting them later . . . and please stop whining as if you are powerless to do anything.
John Stewart of “The Daily Show” also weighs in on the IRS corruption. Stewart sees a “larger scandal” in the government’s handling of information. As Mr. Stewart opines, while the IRS is frying hard drives and the VA is drowning in paper, the government’s mishandling of information borders on “criminal idiocy.”