House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer joined the confused club Tuesday showing that even Democrats can’t keep track of the scandal upon scandal upon scandal crashing down on the Obama administration.
While responding to reporter’s questions during his weekly meeting Tuesday, Hoyer, not once, but twice, confused the IRS scandal with the Associated Press scandal.
Chris Moody from Yahoo News reported Hoyer’s struggle to keep the scandals straight.
When asked about the Justice Department’s seizing of the AP journalist’s phone records, Hoyer gave a long response on the “inappropriate” and “very concerning” IRS story.
“Another reporter sitting closer to Hoyer, Public Radio International’s Todd Zwillich, learned over and said softly, ‘He’s talking about the AP story,'” Moody reported.
“Oh, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, excuse me,” Hoyer said, and then gave a brief answer that included agreeing with President Obama that it “was outrageous.”
But President Barack Obama didn’t comment about the DOJ story. And he certainly didn’t call it “outrageous.” In fact, the White House has declined to say much of anything about the DOJ investigation. Was Hoyer talking about the IRS story again? Yup.
Hoyer continued: “He then points out in another statement with which I agree: ‘I can tell you that if you’ve got the IRS operating in anything less …'” Hoyer’s voice trailed off. “Oh I keep going IRS. I’m really fired up on the IRS.”
So are we, Rep. Hoyer. And about Benghazi and about AP and…