Rand Paul Calls for Independent Investigation of IRS Scandal
May 21, 2013
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has called for an independent investigation into the IRS and its politically motivated harassment of Tea Party and patriot groups.
During a fundraiser in New Hampshire, Paul characterized the IRS targeting as “un-American” and said the Inspector General’s report “makes it sound as if there was some sort of policy directive” at the taxation agency.
Paul said the IRS scandal will create “such a level of distrust” that there is “going to have to be some kind of independent commission” to conduct an investigation.
“There’s going to have to be an independent analysis of this, either an independent commission or something to look at this, because I think frankly people are losing their trust in their government,” he said.