Today, the IRS claimed to the House Ways and Means Committee that it has “lost” two years’ worth of emails from notorious tea party harasser and disgraced IRS employee Lois Lerner.

In response, ATR president Grover Norquist said the following:

This is the worst attempt to blame technology in service of a cover-up since the infamous “18-minute gap” during the Nixon Watergate crisis. Only in this case the gap is not 18 minutes, but two years. This cover-up is far worse.