After suffering eight years of tyranny under the Obama administration, the Albuquerque Tea Party was finally granted tax exempt status after being targeted by Obama’s IRS.
Fox News reported:
The group filed its request in December 2009. Several months later, the IRS demanded more documentation concerning the organization’s activities. The group complied, but then the IRS requested even more documentation. The Tea Party provided more than 1,000 pages of documentation about the group’s activities. Eventually, it filed a lawsuit against the IRS.
“What I understand is the IRS was targeting any organization that had the name ‘Tea Party’ in it or the word ‘conservative,'” Bartlett said. “We weren’t the only ones.”
In 2012, the American Center for Law and Justice, or ACLJ, filed a lawsuit against the IRS on behalf of the Albuquerque Tea Party as well as other conservative groups whose requests for tax-exempt status seemed to be put on hold during the Obama administration.
“The ACLJ is pleased to announce that after a long, arduous legal battle, our client, the Albuquerque Tea Party, has finally received their tax-exempt status – nearly eight years after originally filing their 501(c)(4) application,” the organization said in a statement on its website Wednesday. “This is a major victory for free speech.”
“The widespread and coordinated attacks against conservative groups like the Albuquerque Tea Party began in early 2010,” the ACLJ said. “The IRS literally took their money and then ignored their application requesting tax-exempt status for eight long years.
After six long years and endless appeals, the IRS has finally granted the Albuquerque Tea Party (ATP) its… https://t.co/InuBKf3k9q
— ABQ Tea Party (@ABQTeaParty) July 14, 2017
Can you imagine the media outcry if Trump were to do this to a liberal group?
The double standard from the left is disgusting!