Multiple federal agencies hit True the Vote after Jackson Lee’s letter


True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht appeared on Huckabee over the weekend after her congressman described her personal hell with the Internal Revenue Service during a committee hearing. Little did she know that another member of Congress may have played a huge role in the cause of her troubles.

Sheila Jackson Lee and Eric Holder
Jackson Lee and Holder. Photo credit

As a small businesswoman, Engelbrecht had never had a problem with federal agencies until she established True the Vote in an effort to keep elections honest. She then applied for tax-exempt status for that organization in 2010, according to Breitbart News.

Shortly afterwards, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that the Justice Department investigate both the election integrity organization and an associated tea party group, King Street Patriots.

Without offering affidavits, documentation or any other kind of evidence, Jackson Lee alleged in her letter “at least fifteen reports of abuse of voter rights throughout the city of Houston” committed by True the Vote. Holder apparently got right to work and made Engelbrecht’s life a living hell.

She had 17 different inspections and audits and visits by numerous federal agencies, including the FBI, IRS, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Her treatment was so egregious that Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, brought her case before acting IRS chief Steven Miller in a committee hearing. “Is this still America?” he asked. “Is this government so drunk on power that it would turn its full force, full might, to harm, intimidate, and threat an average American that only wants her voice and their voices heard?”

On Saturday evening, she told her story to Gov. Mike Huckabee on Fox News.

H/Tt Breitbart News.


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles