Documents acquired by an IRS watch dog agency reports, agents would scrutinize organizations that had the term Tea Party or patriot in their names.
After denying the charges for years, now the IRS has released this statement: “Mistakes were made initially, but they were in no way due to any political or partisan rationale. We fixed the problem last year.”
One-time Tea Party candidate Maggie Accera lost her bid for a city council seat in Santee and blames it partly on fear of IRS agent investigations.
“We all knew it was happening and that’s why we didn’t fund raise like we wanted,” said Accera. “Tea party members were so afraid of the federal government they wouldn’t leave their names on our voter rolls, or anything.”
Accera said she’s not surprised at all that the IRS stands accused of targeting conservative political groups.
The IRS audit is expected to be released in the next few days and political experts say expect IRS firings.
Hearings regarding the alleged targeting are expected by the end of the week.