Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement today regarding reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted groups based on political affiliation:
"These actions by the IRS are un-American and should not be tolerated. It is unconscionable that the IRS would single out groups based on their political opinions. Every American, regardless of political affiliation, has a Constitutional right to express their views and opinions. This situation must be rectified immediately and those responsible must be held fully accountable. Our democracy only thrives when our freedoms are protected, and I will always fight to defend the Constitutional rights of all Americans."