VIDEO: Trey Gowdy Gets Choked Up in IRS Hearing
Outrage is still brewing as Capitol Hill hearings continue this week on the IRS' use of $50 million spent on lavish conferences between 2010 and 2012, the same time when much of the nation was enacting budget cuts and employee furloughs.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) got emotional in yesterday's hearing, choking up when he talked about all of the federal employees who went without income while IRS employees abused their money.
"The very same year that the IRS was conferencing in Anaheim, we were furloughing law enforcement officers. We were furloughing teachers. Secretaries in my own office were furloughed ... and one night one of my secretaries came in after hours and asked if she cold borrow the money to buy her child a birthday present, and she kept apologizing about having to do it. And she kept saying, 'I'll pay you back, I'll pay you back.' And at the same time that young government employee single mom was borrowing money for a child's birthday present, other government employees were staying in $3,500-a-night rooms."