Lois Lerner Complained About ‘Whacko Wing of the GOP’ in Email

Emails reveal personal hostility toward conservatives
Lois Lerner / AP

Lois Lerner / AP

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Former IRS official Lois Lerner did not think highly of conservatives and called them “assholes,” according to a batch of emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday.

The Blaze reports:

The committee released an email Lerner received in November 2012 complaining about the “whacko wing of the GOP.” The person wrote Lerner that there are “too many foreigners sucking the teat,” and that the “right wing radio shows are scary to listen to.”

Lerner replied, “Great. Maybe we are through if there are that many assholes.”

The other person then wrote, “And I’m talking about the hosts of the shows. The callers are rabid.”

Lerner replied, “So we don’t need to worry about alien terrorists. It’s our own crazies that will take us down.”

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R., Mich.) said the email “shows that Ms. Lerner’s mistreatment of conservative groups was driven by her personal hostility toward conservatives.”

“This new evidence clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law,” Camp wrote.