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.

Sen. Carl LevinCarl LevinThe Fed and a return to banking simplicity What Our presidential candidates can learn from Elmo Zumwalt Will there be a 50-50 Senate next year? 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 BoehnerTrump backers lack Ryan alternative Ryan has little margin for error in Speaker vote Top Lobbyists 2016: Hired Guns MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellCures bill in jeopardy amid drug pricing push Senate Democratic super PAC sets fundraising record Five takeaways from Florida Senate debate 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.