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 Milton LevinOvernight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden pays tribute to late Sen. Levin: 'Embodied the best of who we are' Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm dead at 85 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 Andrew BoehnerRift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Debt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden signs bill to raise debt ceiling On The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan Schumer, McConnell headed for another collision over voting rights 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.