From the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski:
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on allegations made against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
“If IRS employees used taxpayer funds to target other taxpayers based on philosophy or political agenda, then that’s an outrageous breach of trust that must not be tolerated. The IRS must apply the law in a nonpartisan way. If IRS personnel engaged in these kinds of practices, they must be held accountable.
“As Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, I am doubly outraged because this issue was not disclosed by the acting IRS Commissioner or the Inspector General for Tax Administration during the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee hearing I chaired just two days before news outlets began reporting on this issue.
“We need to get the facts. The Inspector General’s report is expected to be issued later this week. I look forward to seeing his report so we know what happened and what needs to be done to stop any impermissible activities and fix any wrongdoing.”