IRS Scandal Update
Over the past several months, the House of Representatives has investigated the IRS’s intentional targeting of conservative groups and political opponents of the president. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa, has worked diligently to pursue the truth and found that former IRS Exempt Organizations division Director Lois Lerner played a central role in the scandal. On Thursday, the Oversight Committee adopted a resolution recommending the House hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the Committee.
Additionally, it was reported this week that there was suspected illegal political activity taking place at a local IRS office in Dallas. In the coming weeks as the House pursues holding Lois Lerner in contempt, I will continue to monitor the situation in Dallas and fight to hold the IRS accountable for its blatant misuse of resources and power.