WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the Obama Administration’s admission that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been targeting conservative groups.
“I am outraged by the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) admission today that they targeted conservative groups. The revelation that government resources were used to investigate or harass one’s political opponents is unthinkable. This is the kind of thing you would expect from at third-world dictatorship, not the United States of America. There must be an investigation at the highest levels of government into this inexcusable, indefensible, and dangerous abuse of power.”