Cruz Jokes: Abolish IRS, Send Agents to Southern Border

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Tea Party , IRS Scandal

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said the IRS should be abolished and joked IRS agents should be sent to the Southern border to deter illegal immigrants from crossing the border. 

Speaking at the "Audit the IRS" rally on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Cruz joked that if the first thing illegal immigrants saw after crossing the border was an army of IRS agents, they would turn back and go home.

Cruz also urged citizens who have been targeted by the IRS to send emails to: "IRSTarget@Cruz.Senate.Gov."

"We are going to get to the bottom of this administration's abuse of power against American citizens," Cruz said. 

He said there is nothing more encouraging than millions standing up for "liberty, the free market, and the Constitution."

"God Bless the Tea Party," Cruz said. "I'm a little bit confused [because] the New York Times told me the Tea Party is dead."

Cruz emphasized that it was wrong for Richard Nixon to use the machinery of government to target Americans, and it was just as wrong for the Obama administration to do the same.

"President Obama needs to tell the truth," Cruz said.

To roars, he noted the IRS flagged words like "liberty, Patriot, Bill of Rights, Constitution."

"They were right to be afraid," Cruz said. 


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