On Wednesday, Affordable Care Act Office Director Sarah Hall Ingram, an IRS official responsible for implementing much of the law testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As part of the ongoing anti-Obamacare mania, Republican members attempted to demonize her over a partially redacted email between her and members of the Obama administration. Subsequently, Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) mocked Republicans by asking Ingram if she has ever read The Crucible by Arthur Miller. From there the hearing entered the realm of absurdity.
“Have you been consorting with the Devil,” he asked.
“Not to my knowledge, sir,” Ingram replied.
“Are reports that you can fly accurate?” he asked.
“Greatly exaggerated, sir,” she replied.
Thanks to Connolly, most Americans sleep easier tonight knowing that the IRS is not palling around with Satan.