Stephen Colbert has written a lengthy and convoluted letter to the IRS requesting that he be allowed to testify on proposed IRS rule changes that would limit the political activity of social welfare nonprofits, and would limit politicians’ ability to use these organizations to allow donors to anonymously funnel money into their campaigns.
Colbert seems to be planning to resurrect his super PAC, which has filed for 501(c)(4) status under its operating name, “Colbert Super PAC SHH Institute d.b.a. Making America A Better Tea Party Patriot 9/12 Place to Constitution America Tea Party Nominally Social Welfare Conservative Political Action Tea Party Secret Money Liberty I Dare You To Deny This Application of America Tea Party.”
While Colbert did not make his position clear, he did say that “The Proposed Regulations raise serious constitutional and legal issues for Colbert Super PAC SHH Institute and other entities like it, which seek to make America a better place. I request the opportunity to discuss these issues in detail through oral testimony at a public hearing related to the Proposed Regulations.” Colbert has, in the past, highlighted a number of loopholes organizations like his super PAC–Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow–could abuse.
Read the full letter below: