WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.
Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.
Lerner said the practice ….. was not motivated by political bias.
So they targeted people based on their politics, and after getting caught they claim that it was not politically motivated. Imagine if a Republican president would have been caught doing that.