WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack has called on President Obama to fully investigate the allegations that the Internal Revenue Service illegally targeted non-profit organizations based on ideological criteria. He also called for the swift dismissal of anyone involved in the wrongdoing and anyone who had knowledge that it was happening and did not act to stop it. Yesterday, Loebsack wrote to the Acting Commissioner of the IRS calling for an investigation and today sent a letter to the president demanding action.
“I call upon the IRS to promptly conduct a thorough, independent investigation of these allegations. The agency needs to hold those responsible for this partisan discrimination fully accountable, including firing anyone who had knowledge that it was happening and did not act to stop it,” Loebsack wrote to Steven Miller, the acting commissioner of the IRS. “I respectfully call on you to see through an impartial, independent investigation of these allegations, and urge you to take appropriate actions to hold those responsible fully accountable.”
“I was incredibly shocked to read the reports that the Internal Revenue Service engaged in targeting of groups based on ideological criteria. It is unacceptable for the agency that we as a nation rely on to execute our tax code to be anything but completely neutral and nonpartisan,” Loebsack wrote to President Obama. “If it is found that these allegations are true, I urge the swift dismissal of those involved in the wrongdoing as well as anyone who knew what was happening and did not immediately act to fully investigate and disclose actions by IRS employees.”