Sarah Hall Ingram has become to many the face of the Internal Revenue Service scandal that has rocked Washington over the last week. Ingram served as commissioner of the IRS office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012, when conservative groups were targeted unfairly, and now Ingram is director of the IRS’s Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) office. White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer defended Ingram while appearing on four news programs Sunday.
“Before everyone in this town convicts this person in the court of public opinion with no evidence, let’s actually get the facts and make decisions after that. There’s nothing that suggests she did anything wrong,” Pfieffer said on Fox News Sunday.
Whether or not Ingram is directly responsible for the political targeting of conservative groups, is she the best person to oversee the IRS’s enforcement of ObamaCare that many are already skeptical of?
The fight against ObamaCare is at a crossroads, as the House of Representatives voted for the 37th time Thursday to repeal the president’s signature health care law, which if brought to a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate will almost certainly fail. Should the best strategy for Republicans moving forward be to aim at eliminating portions of the law where there is a more widespread negative opinion towards in Congress? Or repeatedly vote for a full repeal that seems to be a nonstarter for Democrats?
Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn joined ‘Wilkow!’ Monday to discuss Ingram and the next move on ObamaCare. Watch a clip from the segment below: