Glenn Beck Recaps Most Damning Elements of IRS Inquisition Scandal

Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 17, 2013, before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. (Photo: AP)

Washington has been embroiled in multiple scandals for weeks now, primarily surrounding the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, the IRS admitting to targeting conservative groups, and the Department of Justice secretly seizing two months of Associated Press phone records.

On his television show on Monday, Glenn Beck began by highlighting the government’s “utter lack of regard for truth, decency, accountability, and responsibility” with regard to the IRS scandal.

After playing some of the more shocking clips from Friday’s congressional hearing with outgoing IRS director Steven Miller, Beck went over some of the demands issued by the IRS.  In Iowa, at least one pro-life group was interrogated about the content of their individual prayers.

Not only that, but Sarah Hall Ingram, the woman in charge of the IRS’ tax exempt division during the height of the “targeting,” received over $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012.  She is also now running the office charged with implementing “ObamaCare.”

“For overseeing one of the worst abuses of government power in recent American history, [she] was awarded $103,390 in bonus cash,” Beck said with disgust, adding that the IRS awarded its employees a total of $92 million in bonuses throughout the same time period.

“I know what it means to ‘serve’ the country, and taking even more money from taxpayers to fatten their wallets beyond their fattened salaries is not serving the country,” Beck said.

Similarly, though Miller did hand in his resignation, he was set to retire in about two weeks.

“I know sacrifice, and retiring with full benefits — and remaining on the payroll — is not it,” Beck commented.

But President Obama insists he is outraged and determined to root out corruption in the ever-expanding agency.

Beck countered: “How are we to trust his word when he is essentially investigating himself?  He is defendant and judge, referee and player.”

“There’s someone else that we should probably look into, and that’s George Soros,” Beck continued.

Progressive Soros-funded groups were allowed to sail through the IRS, and Beck claims there was a reason — the IRS was following Soros’ advice.  It seems at least five Soros-funded groups have been urging the government agency to target conservative groups for years.

Watch the rest of Beck’s recap of the scandal, below:

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