Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is worried that the Internal Revenue Service scandal is going to have a “chilling effect,” but not, as you might expect, on American citizens.
Instead, Cummings fears it could cripple the IRS.
“Let me tell you what I’m really concerned about in addition to all the other things that I’ve said,” said Cummings. “I’m concerned that all of this may have a chilling effect on employees where they say you know, when normally we would look at certain criteria fairly, not targeting anyone but say uh-oh, I’m worried because I’d better let this go.”