McConnell to Obama: 'No Stonewalling' on IRS Scandal

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 02:16 PM

By Dan Weil

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded Tuesday that President Barack Obama give Congress access to all officials who were part of the effort at the Internal Revenue Service to scrutinize the tax exempt status of conservative groups.

According to the Hill, the Kentucky Republican took to the Senate floor to denounce the targeting effort, saying Congress has "only started to scratch the surface of this scandal."

"This morning I'm calling on the President to make available, completely and without restriction, everyone, everyone who can answer to the questions we have as to what's been going on at the IRS, who knew about it, and how high it went."

McConnell was adamant in his demands.

"No stonewalling, no more incomplete answers, no more misleading responses, no holding back witnesses, no matter how senior their current or former positions," he said. "We need full transparency, and we need full cooperation.The American people deserve answers."

Last week, the IRS acknowledged that its officials in Cincinnati subjected conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status to higher scrutiny than usual.

Democrats have some culpability in this, McConnell charged.

"Our Democratic friends should also acknowledge their role in inculcating this culture of intimidation, due to repeated calls for increased . . . IRS scrutiny of groups like the very ones that ended up being targeted," he said.

He was referring to campaign finance watchdog groups that have filed numerous complaints with the IRS, most of them unanswered, about outside groups involved in campaign fundraising and electioneering being granted tax-exempt status.

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