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09/13/2013 02:55 pm ET

Louie Gohmert Blasts Obama Administration, IRS: Defunding The Executive Branch May Be Necessary

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) took to the House floor on Thursday, proposing repercussions for the Obama administration over its "blinded opaqueness" on the IRS scandal that emerged earlier this year.

Gohmert lamented how "unbelievable" it is that the government has grown so "powerful," warning that "we must make sure that these kind of abuses stop."

"If the administration is not going to be forthcoming with information about the IRS, then it may be necessary to defund part of the executive branch until such time as they become truthful," Gohmert said.

Gohmert also went after former IRS Director of Tax-Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner. Emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee this week appeared to show conflict with Lerner's testimony that she "did nothing wrong" regarding accusations of targeting Tea Party organizations.

"It certainly appears that the IRS was weaponized for the political purpose of one party," Gohmert said.

This was not the first instance of Gohmert railing against the IRS. Back in May, he rewinded to the 18th century, claiming that the organization would have "shot" Boston Tea Party protesters and "killed off" signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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