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Article by Bryan Howard
April 3, 2019
Tucker Carlson had Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton on his show to discuss the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Cotton has been calling for the SPLC to lose their tax exempt status because they are using their resources only to attack political opponents falsely.
Cotton stated, “I don’t know many charities that send their endowment overseas. Charity Watch gives them an F rating. They have become a hate group themselves and use that to stigmatize opponents. There are plenty of groups on the left I don’t agree with, but I don’t stigmatize them as a hate group and peddle that to CNN and the New York Times,”
Cotton then exclaimed, “Talk about misusing funds! The founder was paid $400,000 a year. They do nothing other than sexually harass young women working in the Southern Poverty Law Center.”
Cotton claimed he sent the IRS a Letter to remove the SPLC from tax exempt, “The letter I sent today is just the first step I am taking to get the IRS focussed on this serious problem. A so-called charity that has racism and sexual discrimination problems. It’s using that money to target political opponents. That’s not what American taxpayers are subsidizing with tax-exempt status. Not to sexually harass every woman in your office and discriminate against migrants,” Cotton continued.