If anyone can tie the IRS, Benghazi, and Obamacare into one grand conspiracy, it's Michele Bachmann. And she did. In an interview with the archconservative site World Net Daily last Friday, Bachmann presented her theory, which ends with the IRS allowing conservatives to die.
Here's her theory, with each high-level-conspiracy bolded. The House Oversight Committee's hearings on Benghazi spooked the White House so much that they decided to take advantage of "a Friday dump day" (Bachmann's words) to "confess to such a flagrant misuse of politics and power" (World Net Daily's) as the IRS investigation of Tea Party groups. But what really worries Bachmann is that the IRS, which is largely responsible for administration of Obamacare, will use its new-found partisanship to "deny or delay access to health care" for conservatives.
It's not an entirely new argument for Bachmann, who, in 2009, claimed that Obamacare would restrict health access for the disabled. Politifact rated that claim "false."
During his press conference earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice (Department of Justice) would investigate the IRS' behavior. As the Washington Post reports, Holder indicated that the "FBI is coordinating with the Justice Department to see if any laws were broken … We are examining the facts to see if there were criminal violations." This presumably doesn't include any homicides.
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