NEW: Ex-IRS Commissioner's Wife Works Where!?
The wife of former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman is a senior adviser for a liberal group devoted to 'reducing the role of big special interest money in American politics.'
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman made headlines a few weeks ago when he mentioned the Egg Roll in an attempt to explain to House lawmakers why he had visited the White House at least 157 times during his time in office. Now, the focus has shifted to his wife, Susan L. Anderson, after she was identified as a senior advisor for a liberal organization opposed to corporate influence in elections.
The group, Public Campaign, says it is "dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics” and has defended the IRS in recent weeks. The group is strictly opposed to laws that allow big corporate donations to political candidates.
Megyn Kelly addressed the latest report with Guy Benson of Townhall.com, who said he does not believe this is a bombshell revelation. Benson said he doesn't like to put too much stock into what one official's spouse might be doing, pointing back to the ObamaCare debate when conservatives had to defend against left-wing attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas because his wife was working on behalf of a conservative group.
Benson said it does, however, cast doubt on the Democratic talking point that Shulman was a Bush appointee, and therefore the targeting of Tea Party groups was not politically motivated.
"We already knew that Douglas Shulman was a DNC donor. That was already a fact on public record. Now this additional little factoid about what his wife does just indicates to me that we're not dealing with conservative or Republican people here in the Shulmans," said Benson.
Megyn then highlighted some tweets by Anderson, which seemingly indicate she is very involved in politics and actively working against Republicans. Here's one: