Washington Rep. Jim McDermott has previously said that conservatives who faced unfair IRS scrutiny were asking for it. Today, during questioning of the new head of the IRS, McDermott urged the commissioner to keep the same âbe on the lookoutâ (BOLO) lists that were used to put added scrutiny on Tea Party applicants.
â Oath.Keeper.Proud. (@OathKeeperProud) June 27, 2013
Hereâs video of Rep. McDermottâs BOLO sermon to IRS commissioner Danny Werfel:
McDermott: I donât think BOLO lists should be thrown out. Every time I get on a United Airlines flight to go home to Seattle, before he leaves the ground, the first officer leaves the cockpit and goes down with a BOLO list. He is on the lookout for a lot of things on that plane. You use it to organize your thinking. The college of surgeons has just adopted BOLO lists before they take somebody into surgery, thereâs a whole long checklist of things that they look at in anticipation before they put you under anesthesia and do surgery. We think thatâs the way you organize your thinking, and itâs clear to me that a âbe on the lookoutâ list is a good idea. So donât say youâre going to throw them away because, we know that âŚ otherwise you become the DMV in Seattle, where you go and you get your drivers license. You take a number and you wait, and you have a long line of people, because theyâre not organized. Theyâre taking them one at a time. And you should take 292 or 298 one at a time, and donât organize your thinking. It doesnât make any sense. So I want you to be careful about how you organize.
For McDermott, BOLO lists are a good way for the IRS to do business, but there are some forms of BOLOs that he opposes, as evidenced by these flashback tweets from earlier this month:
McDermott, Terrorists Win in Seattle: The FBI has bowed to pressure and will take down those bus ads that showâŚ http://t.co/IxUyOWNfQg
â Bryan Preston (@texasbryanp) June 26, 2013
McDermott is a MORON!!! "@jburke_nc: Rep.McDermott wants FBI posters of terrorists taken off buses so as to not offend muslimsâŚ"
â ~flavia~ (@flavia_1962) June 22, 2013