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Capito: IRS' Witch Hunt is Un-American

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV-02) released the following statement condemning the appalling admission from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that they specifically targeted groups for political reasons.  She also demanded an apology from President Obama and called for a thorough investigation.  

“The IRS’ witch hunt of conservative groups is not only appalling, but it is un-American,” said Capito. “The agency’s admission that they targeted groups for political reasons should put every American on edge.  Our First Amendment rights are a foundational principle of American democracy, and this gross violation deserves to be fully investigated.  Regardless of political affiliation, no American should be targeted for exercising their constitutional rights.  I encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get to the bottom of the IRS’ wrongdoings, and I call on President Obama to immediately denounce their shameful actions.”