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 LevinSenate about to enter 'nuclear option' death spiral Devin Nunes has jeopardized the oversight role of Congress Ted Cruz wants to destroy the Senate as we know it 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 BoehnerNunes rebuffs calls for recusal Wounded Ryan faces new battle Bottom Line MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight Republicans seek to lower odds of a shutdown GOP torn over what to do next 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.