Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise (R-La.) said today that the Obama's statement on the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups should serve as "a fresh reminder" of the administration's history of attacking conservatives:
"This latest government scandal at the IRS is a fresh reminder of the political thuggery that has characterized the Obama Administration," Scalise said. "The Internal Revenue Service's decision to target organizations based on their beliefs and values represents a new low for the Obama Administration's attack on conservative principles. All those responsible for this scandal, from the White House down, must held accountable for their shameful actions.
"The American people deserve to know what the White House knew about this scandal and when they knew it. The fact that the IRS targeted groups simply because they expressed interest in the tea party movement or 'making America a better place' is outrageous, and there is no place for such Anti-American attitudes.
"It is quite telling that President Obama has yet to call for anyone's resignation as result of this scandal, and I urge him to take significant corrective measures against all of those involved."