On Monday, House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to reports that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained two full months of phone records from the Associated Press, prompting the AP’s President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt to call it a “massive and unprecedented intrusion.” He also commented on the administration’s ever-changing story with regard to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, and the IRS’ admissions that it politically targeted conservative organizations for scrutiny.
McCarthy told Breitbart News:
I am deeply concerned by the numerous reports of misconduct by the Administration, from whistler blower testimony regarding Benghazi to the Internal Revenue Service targeting groups based on political ideology and now the Department of Justice monitoring journalists with Associated Press. The House has both the authority and the prerogative to conduct oversight of the executive branch and agencies. We will investigate these matters fully. There is nothing I take more seriously than our constitutional freedoms and liberties.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).