Camp vows hearing on IRS treatment of Tea Party groups

Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, also said Friday that the IRS actions deserved to be looked into – noting, in the process, that the agency only has two political appointees.

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Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinA package proposal for repatriation Silencing of Warren another example of hyperpartisan Senate GOP going nuclear over Gorsuch might destroy filibuster forever MORE (D-Mich.), the chairman of a permanent Senate subcommittee on investigations, also called for the matter to be looked into – along with whether the IRS is being too lenient in allowing tax-exempt social welfare groups to participate in the political process.

Both House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellPoll: Senate should confirm Gorsuch Cardboard cutouts take place of absent lawmakers at town halls GOP groups ramp up pressure on lawmakers over ObamaCare MORE (R-Ky.) have called for a “government-wide” review following the IRS’s admissions, and the House Oversight panel has also suggested they will hold a hearing on the issue.

The IRS says that its employees did not target Tea Party groups for partisan reasons, even while apologizing for their actions.