(Washington Post) -- It’s fitting that on the day Michele Bachmann announced her retirement from Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opted to defend his tenure with an ad that borrows liberally from Bachmann’s style of politics.
In a spot that includes footage of IRS official Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth Amendment, McConnell ties the scandal at the IRS to President Obama, and compares it to Richard Nixon’s effort to suppress dissent and intimidate opponents with tax investigations. The ad features a lengthy voice-over from McConnell, who describes the Obama administration in stark, almost conspiratorial terms.
“Again and again, this administration and its allies have used the resources of the government itself to intimidate and silence those that oppose it,” McConnell says. “I think that the leader of the free world and his advisers have better things to do than to dig through other people’s tax returns.”
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