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Gohmert: IRS would've "probably shot the Boston Tea Party participants"

"They would have killed off over half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence," he added


Jillian Rayfield
May 21, 2013 12:33AM (UTC)

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, argued that had the IRS been around during time of the Boston Tea Party, it probably would have shot them, along with at least half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

"Thank goodness that the IRS was not around to help the founders when they founded the country, or otherwise they'd [have] probably shot the Boston Tea Party participants," he said. "They would have killed off over half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and this country would've never gotten started."

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Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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