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CNN anchor Jake Tapper clashed with Louisiana Republican Representative Mike Johnson over Republicans’ misleading claims Democrats want to fund the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hire 87,000 "agents" who would go after average Americans.

Shortly after officially taking control of the House of Representatives following a protracted battle over who among the GOP would be elected House Speaker, Republicans passed legislation to rescind the majority of about $80 billion in IRS funding over a decade approved last year by Democrats.

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