Romney: IRS May Have Taken Cues from Obama Admin Rhetoric on Conservative Nonprofits

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the IRS may have taken cues from the Obama administration's harsh rhetoric on Citizens United inspired nonprofits to launch audits of conservative organizations Thursday on "The Kudlow Report":

LARRY KUDLOW: Wouldn't that have come from the White House at the end of the day? Is this food chain going to lead us to the White House and even to the Oval Office in your view right now?

MITT ROMNEY: I don't know where it's going to lead, but Peggy Noonan and her op ed in the Wall Street Journal several days ago said, look, this there doesn't have to be a call from the White House when the president says these people are people I'm targeting, why, other people can get the signal and can pursue those individuals if the signal is coming that way. Look, I just think we're seeing a setting where government has been used to punish people that government doesn't like. The IRS has done that, I hope it's not happening other places. This can't go on. We have got to not just look at the individuals who violated our trust, but we've got to change the structure of government to prevent this from happening in the future.

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