There you have it. No need to investigate this “phony scandal” anymore.
Former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the U.S. Internal Revenue, Lois Lerner, talked to Politico in an exclusive two-hour
puff piece interview.
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” 63-year-old Lerner said. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”
Throughout the interview, Lerner spoke defiantly, saying that she was targeted only because she was the one who announced the story. She added that once she declined to talk, the Republicans knew they could say anything and she could not fight back.
“Regardless of whatever else happens, I know I did the best I could under the circumstances and am not sorry for anything I did,” Lerner said with her husband by her side.
The portrait that emerges shows Lerner is, indeed, fierce, unapologetic and perhaps even tone-deaf when she says things that show her Democratic leanings. She had a quick temper and may have intimidated co-workers who could have helped her out of this mess. It’s easy to see how Republicans have seized on the image of a devilish figure cracking down on conservative nonprofits.
You can read the whole interview here.
Here are some responses from Twitter:
— POLITICO (@politico) September 22, 2014
— Steven Lombardo (@LombardoSteven) September 22, 2014
@politico She did nothing wrong as long as her job was to target Obama/Democratic opposition and screw them.
— Kitchen Sink (@kitchensinktv) September 22, 2014
@politico “just doing my job…” Right out of some Nazi defense playbook.
— Alon (@sobyx1) September 22, 2014
@politico The clear absence of remorse while being magnanimous about what she did speaks of absolute contempt, that’s worse than Bias.
— S.E. Bailey (@SEBailey4) September 22, 2014
@politico “I was doing my job.” Isn’t that basically what most of the defendants at the Nuremberg Trials said?
— Super Genius (@Crapplefratz) September 22, 2014
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