Members of The Cincinnati Tea Party, as well as members from the Liberty Township and West Chester tea parties, held signs and waved at passing motorists outside House Speaker John Boehner’s West Chester office Wednesday afternoon. The group was protesting the IRS and its alleged targeting of conservative groups.
Meanwhile, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capital, Republican lawmakers, media personalities and Tea Party members also protested in the Tea Party Patriots’ organized “Audit the IRS” rally Wednesday afternoon.
“We are standing in solidarity with the Tea Party Patriots, they are out in Washington D.C. doing a big rally on the Capital lawn trying to encourage Congress to abolish the IRS and hold the IRS accountable for their actions against Tea Party and Liberty groups throughout the country,” said Ann Becker of West Chester, who is president of both the West Chester and Cincinnati tea parties.
Among those in attendance at the Washington rally included Rand Paul, Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck, among others, according to the Washington Times.
Becker, who also hand delivered roughly 50 letters to Boehner’s office from concerned residents of Ohio’s Eighth District, was joined at the local rally by Butler County Republican Party chairman David Kern.
“The American public, all of us both left and right, should not tolerate the abuses that the IRS has submitted,” Kern said. “It is so grossly unfair and illegal.
“If they do it to us, they will do it to anybody.”