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Rubio On Cavuto: IRS Either Deliberately Targeted Americans Because Of Their Political Views Or They’re Incompetent

May 22, 2013 | Press Releases

Excerpts of Interview with FOX News’ Neil Cavuto
Senator Marco Rubio
May 22, 2013
Full Interview:

Senator Marco Rubio: “Let’s just realize what’s happening here. The IRS either deliberately targeted Americans because of their political views or they’re incompetent. Which one of those do we feel more comfortable with? I think they’re both really bad. I think in particular it’s really bad if the IRS is incompetent because they’re on the front lines of implementing ObamaCare. Now as far as where the IRS specific issue goes I think we need more investigations. We need to get to the bottom of exactly how this happened, who said what, you know the White House’s timeline on this issue continues to shift in terms of who knew what within the White House.”


Rubio: “But if we take them at their word right now, what they’re basically saying is ‘no this is because of incompetence.’ And here’s the problem, the agency that they’re accusing of incompetence also happens to be on the frontline of implementing ObamaCare. They’re going to hire 2,000 new agents next year, they’re going to go through the personal, medical insurance history of Americans to certify you have the kind of insurance they want you to have.”

Neil Cavuto: “Would you stop that right now?”

Rubio: “Absolutely, absolutely. I mean first of all I think ObamaCare should be repealed. We need to turn that train around because I think beginning in 2014 people are really going to start feeling the pain of what this means.”