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 Levin (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 Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (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.

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