The IRS decision to target conservative non-profits for special scrutiny is the perfect scandal for the GOP — easily understood, impossible to defend, and capable of being stretched out for months.
Here are some local reactions:
“This misconduct was most certainly agenda driven politics and bias gone unchecked, despite the IRS’s best attempts to claim otherwise.” —
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Ks
“Those that conducted this shameful abuse of power together with anyone that knew about it must be held accountable.” —
Rep. Lynn Jenkins
“People should be fired for this serious breach of public trust. We don't do this in America.” —
Sen. Claire McCaskill
“I am outraged that the IRS played politics and wrongfully targeted conservative organizations during the election cycle. I join my colleagues in calling on the Obama Administration to conduct a transparent review and ensure this type of behavior is not tolerated moving forward.” —
Sen. Roy Blunt
“Given that IRS documents recently revealed that the agency has a policy of engaging in warrantless email surveillance, I am outraged the agency has now admitted to singling out certain political groups and donors for heightened surveillance.” —
Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Ks
More as we get it.