Rep. Tenney Argues Expanded IRS Would Be ‘Democratic Militia’

Appearing on Newsmax’s “The Chris Salcedo Show” on Wednesday, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) compared the Inflation Reduction Act’s addition of 87,000 new IRS agents to a “Democratic militia.”

The New York congresswoman asserted that the legislation would make the growing “two-tier” justice system between Republicans and Democrats much worse, and argued that it would facilitate the federal government’s further growth.

“We have way too many people serving in the federal government, and we also have a thing called civil service, where we can’t get rid of people who aren’t doing their job,” Tenney stated.

“Whether it’s cooking up a Russian collusion hoax, falsifying information and presenting it to a FISA court… these people have so much power,” she added. “Think about what just happened to the former president,” she added, citing the FBI’s recent raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

The GOP congresswoman went on to discuss the series of internal department events which led up to the Department of Justice and FBI’s raid of the former president’s Palm Beach, Florida home.

“We have a judge in Florida who’s actually a magistrate. He’s not an elected judge,” Tenney explained. “He is someone … who in June actually recused himself from a case involving Hillary Clinton and President Trump — and now suddenly isn’t recusing himself and issues a search warrant without what appears to be legitimate probable cause.”

Tenney made similar comments while appearing on conservative news channel Real America’s Voice to discuss President Joe Biden’s weaponization of the DOJ.

In the Newsmax interview, the New York Republican went on to condemn the inaction of Congress on the Biden administration reportedly providing China with “revolutionary battery technology” through a license transfer in 2021, which was reported by NPR earlier this month.

“We spent six years with our scientists and $15 million in taxpayer money to come up with this technology for it to go to China,” Tenney said.

“And so China’s profiting off American taxpayers’ investment into intellectual property and the creation of battery technology,” she noted.