Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, told Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George Tuesday that Americans understand that the IRS can act as prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner “in ways that can devastate individuals and families and businesses.”
Crapo’s office released a video clip from Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee meeting where he pressed George about the IRS targeting tea party and patriot groups for additional scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status.
“How could an agency with the power that the IRS has engage in this kind of conduct and it not be politically motivated?” Crapo asked. “The American supposed to believe the notion to target these individuals just coalesced and came together?”
Replied George:”(T)he matter is not over, as we are concerned.”