The founder of one group which claims its tax-exempt status was delayed as a result of its conservative viewpoints, Catherine Engelbrecht, was grilled by Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) during her testimony over whether her business should have been regularly inspected by OSHA after she registered her group, King Street Patriots.
Connelly insisted that OSHA is legally mandated to make inspections without announcement. “It’s a huge leap, given that, to conclude someone is out to get you,” he added.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) probed Engelbrecht to reveal that she was targeted after registering her conservative group by the ATF, the FBI, OSHA, and the IRS where she had never had any contact with these agencies prior to becoming politically active.
“And Mr. Connelly wants ups all to believe that’s a coincidence?” Jordan asked.