On Tuesday, Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts that it was perfectly legitimate for the IRS to target conservative Tea Party organizations because, in his view, they are "admittedly racist" and tried to hurt Barack Obama politically, Mediaite reported.
Ironically, Bond made the statement after observing that his group was unfairly targeted by the IRS in 2004 after he gave a speech critical of George W. Bush.
But Bond said there were no parallels between what happened to the NAACP and various conservative groups.
“I don’t think there’s a double standard at all,” he said. “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the Tea Party.”