As Republicans have ratcheted up their criticism of the Obama administration following a string of recent scandals, an American analyst says, “We have not had a legitimate government for decades.”
“It’s the pot calling the kettle black,” said former American intelligence linguist Scott Rickard.
The Obama administration has recently been gripped by accusations of cover-ups and lack of transparency over three unfolding scandals involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department and the September attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Former Congressman Allen West has gone as far as suggesting that President Barack Obama should be impeached over the recent scandals.
“Where was he [West] when they needed to impeach the right wing?” Rickard asked.
“Unfortunately both the left and the right wing in the United States is by far the pot calling the kettle black,” Rickard told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Sunday.
“We don’t have very legitimate government. We have not had a legitimate government for decades,” he noted.
The IRS scandal erupted after it was revealed that the tax agency, on various occasions during the past two years, targeted certain conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
“It’s proven that this was not a single person and there were over 90 people involved at the IRS. It’s also proven that they had gotten quite a bit of knowledge into the White House about it prior to the election in 2012, so this information was suppressed in order to gain office illegitimately again,” Rickard said.
Rickard concluded that he and other activists in the United States are “doing the best we can” to get the truth out. “But we’re up against an albatross.”