As if the Benghazi story wasn’t enough to keep Congress in hearings until 2016, we have the Justice Department seizing AP phone records and the IRS targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. The targeting of any group or individual based on ideology is outrageous and goes against everything our First Amendment stands for. However, it would have been nice if the same people who are criticizing today would have been as vocal after 9-11 and during the Iraq War. I don’t remember Senator Mitch McConnell taking to the Senate floor to defend anti-war protesters or denounce then Attorney General John Ashcroft. I also don’t recall McConnell challenging former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer for what he said in response to Bill Maher’s comments about 9-11 or defending the Dixie Chicks when they were widely criticized for their comments about President Bush.