Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement based on reports that the Internal Revenue Service has inappropriately targeted conservative organizations in their review of tax-exempt status:
"Americans want a tax system that is fair and works for everyone. When it reviews applications for tax-exempt status, the IRS needs to use completely unbiased, neutral analysis without any regard for the political views of the applicants. We need more investigation into this situation, and if any group was unfairly treated by these inappropriate practices, that would be outrageous and unacceptable. This kind of action by the IRS cannot be tolerated and people must be held accountable."