McCaskill: 'We All Think of IRS as Arrogant' and Commissioner's Testimony 'Confirmed That'

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | June 24, 2014 | 9:23 AM EDT

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen "did a terrible job" at last night's hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, according to Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO.)

In an interview today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," host Joe Scarborough said: "How would you feel if you sent a letter to somebody you thought were targeting Democratic groups - as happened in this case after [Rep.] Dave Camp sent an email to the IRS - suddenly emails were lost and the computers were destroyed" Joe laughed a little bit here, adding, "That's what's outrageous."

"It looks terrible," McCaskill said.

"It looks terrible," Scarborough agreed.

"And it allows - there have been a lot of hearings on this and honestly, it gives so much steam behind this as an issue. And I get it. And it's awful. And this guy did a terrible job, being arrogant, yesterday. We all think of the IRS as arrogant anyway and he kind of confirmed that."

"So I get the point you're making," McCaskill went on. "But you have to remember there still has been no evidence..." here she began to laugh. "...That this was some kind of massive conspiracy."

Well, yes, McCaskill - there's no evidence, because that potential evidence was located in emails and on hard drives - emails that have disappeared and hard drives that were destroyed. What about this is funny? This is part and parcel the same smug arrogance that was so appalling (apparently to even McCaskill) during IRS Comissioner Koskinen's testimony last night.

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