Video Featuring Mercer County Congressman Goes Viral

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A YouTube video featuring U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly is going viral.

During Kelly’s speaking time at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Friday, he raised his voice with displeasure at the outgoing IRS Commissioner Steven Miller.

Miller was testifying after allegations that the IRS targeted conservative groups unfairly.

The rant earned a standing ovation.

Kelly, a Republican, serves most of Mercer County in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District.

“I just think the American people have seen what is going on right now in their government. This is absolutely an overreach and this is an outrage for all America,” Kelly said.

The issue is hitting home for a local man from Canfield.

Attorney and Mahoning County Republican Party Treasurer Mark Mangie wanted to file as tax exempt for his 501 C-3 last year, but decided to wait. His non-profit is an educational program which teaches people how to make a living without relying on the government.

The program also includes constitutional studies.

“Studying the constitution is a non-partisan issue. It affects everyone and there’s going to be pros and cons to different views of the constitution,” said Mangie.

Mangie receives donations for political work he does, which he said he reports to the Federal Elections Committee.

“We felt that if we’re doing this political activity over here, which the two had absolutely nothing to do with each other, that we’d have problems,” said Mangie.

After the recent IRS investigation, Mangie said he feels more at ease and plans to file for his tax exempt status in the near future.

To view the video of the rant between Kelly and Miller click here.

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