U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) announcement that the agency applied special scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
"The partisan politics of the Obama administration reached a new level today, with the IRS admitting they singled out conservative groups for additional scrutiny last year.
Targeting private citizens on the basis of their political views is completely unacceptable. The White House must not only hold those responsible accountable for their actions, but also assure the American people that these practices are not being employed at other departments and agencies."
The IRS admitted today that groups with "patriot" or "tea party" in their name received special scrutiny during 2012, an election year.