Investors Business Daily reported in an editorial that the IRS “selectively advised black churches and other Democrat nonprofits on how far they can go in campaigning for President Obama and other Democrats” during the 2012 campaign. IBD reported that Attorney General Eric Holder and then IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman spoke to black church leaders at the gathering.
It is the appearance of impropriety that the IRS must avoid. The IRS continues to do a wonderful job of appearing to raise issues with their behavior. And their behavior has almost certainly been a classic example of impropriety.