‘Best rant ever!’ Huge cheers after Rep. Kelly nails IRS chief [video]

GOP Rep. Mike Kelly was a huge hit at Friday’s House hearing on IRS harassment of conservative groups as he skewered acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller.

Some tasty highlights from his fiery rant:

Rep Kelly to Miller: You think this is uncomfortable? Try being a citizen being targeted by the IRS.

— Heather (@hmfearny) May 17, 2013

Rep. Kelly just now ‘This is a Pandora’s Box.’ That sounds right.

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) May 17, 2013

Rep. Mike Kelly: It’s always “these are low level people who pushed the wrong button.” Does this go back to DC? Miller: “Yes.” #IRS

— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) May 17, 2013

Rep Kelly: My grandson freaks out bc something might come out from under the bed at night and grab him. That’s how Americans feel about IRS.

— Jessica Seale (@JessaNaomi) May 17, 2013

Kelly: “This confirms that the #IRS can do anything they want, anytime they want, to anyone they want. “

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) May 17, 2013

“Where you’re sitting, you should be outraged, but you’re not.” Rep, Kelly to Miller #IRS #Waysandmeanscommittee

— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) May 17, 2013

“Is there any limit to the scope as to where you folks can go? … It’s sure as hell intimidating.” – Rep Kelly #IRS

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 17, 2013

And the crowd goes wild:

Kelly gets applause after:”I don’t know that I got any answers from you today….this is an over-reach and an outrage to all America!” #IRS

— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) May 17, 2013

People are applauding Kelly’s comments! #IRS

— RB (@RBPundit) May 17, 2013

Applause for Mike Kelly!!! #IRSHearing

— heather(@CFHeather) May 17, 2013

Applause just broke out for Rep Kelly.

— Heather (@hmfearny) May 17, 2013

I’m usually not a fan of grandstanding in these hearings…but that was awesome. #IRS

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 17, 2013

AMEN!!! Thank you, Rep Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!

— Your Redness (@mchastain81) May 17, 2013

Kudos, @mikekellypa . #IRS

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 17, 2013

Best rant ever!!Someone get that on tape!! Cheering will not stop.

— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) May 17, 2013

Resounding applause for Mike Kelly in the hearing room as he explains the outrage of the American people to the #IRS.

— Whitney Neal (@WhitneyNeal) May 17, 2013

WILD applause after Rep Kelly finishes.In a Congressional inquiry.HELL YES! #IRS

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) May 17, 2013

Rep Kelly just had a mic drop moment. How does anyone follow that?!?!

— Your Redness (@mchastain81) May 17, 2013

By the way, Rep. Kelly is on Twitter. You know what to do:

If @mikekellypa doesn’t have 10,000 followers by the end of today after that #IRS rant & smackdown, there’s no hope for us.

— Allan Bourdius (@allanbourdius) May 17, 2013


Rep. Kelly tweeted that he was humbled by the reaction.

Humbled to receive a #standingovation at today’s Ways & Means hearing on the #IRSscandal. Video here: youtube.com/watch?v=vCjssK… #IRS #Outrage

— Rep. Mike Kelly (@MikeKellyPA) May 17, 2013

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