Rep. Paul Gosar on IRS Targeting Conservative Groups

| May 14 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) issued the following statement after the recent disclosure and admission by the Internal Revenue Service that it targeted conservative organizations for special scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

“On one hand, I am encouraged to hear that the Attorney General obtained warrants first. Score one for the Fourth Amendment. But I remain concerned about the First Amendment and the targeting of journalists. Whether the Administration is targeting conservatives, patriots, Tea Party groups, Jewish groups or now journalists, the enemies list seems to grow as does the potential abuse of power.”

Rep. Gosar continued, “I call upon the Attorney General to refresh his memory of the U.S. Constitution. If he cannot find one, I am happy to personally hand deliver one to him.”

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