The president’s comments tonight dumped fuel on his IRS fire.  Essentially the president said, “I’m going to have my political appointees look into how my political opponents were persecuted by my government.”

And oh by the way, the president says he is going to cooperate with Congress as they investigate this matter. Would that cooperation be similar to the cooperation he gave Congress on both Fast and Furious and Benghazi?

Most GOP Members of Congress will probably roll their eyes, roll up their sleeves and get ready for a long hard slog to try and pry the truth out of this Administration.

Ed Rogers is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, a political consultant and a veteran of the White House and several national campaigns. He is the chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991.