Chaffetz: American People Deserve Answers on IRS Targeting

Jun 10, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) today issued the following statement responding to a declaration made by the Committee’s Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley that “based upon everything I’ve seen, the case is solved and if it were me, I’d wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you”:

“Last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the President wanted ‘a thorough review that would examine the behavior, hold those accountable who were responsible for it, and to examine the overall culture at the IRS’ - now the highest-ranking Democrat on the Committee investigating the IRS is telling the American people ‘the case is solved.’  The White House and Congressional Democrats can’t have it both ways.  They either believe this wrong-doing deserves a thorough and diligent investigation or they don’t.  Which one is it?”

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