Darlene Senger, Dave McSweeney Introduce Resolution Critical of IRS Political Targeting

A press release from State Rep. Darlene Senger:

Senger, McSweeney Resolution Condemns IRS, Demands Investigation

SPRINGFIELD – In the wake of the recent scandal regarding politically-motivated targeting by the Internal Revenue Service of conservative groups, State Representatives Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) and David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) today introduced a resolution condemning the IRS actions and demanding an investigation into the individuals involved in targeting Americans for their political views.

Recent reports indicate that starting in 2010, personnel of federal IRS, including high-ranking and supervisory personnel, singled out American individuals and groups based on their apparent political leanings.

Dave McSweeney

Dave McSweeney

These groups have been denied or delayed recognition of their nonprofit standing based upon how these groups use certain identification words favored by political conservatives, including “Tea Party”, “patriot”, and “9/12”.

“This is an outrageous violation of the trust that the American people have put in the federal government,” says McSweeney.

“Any politically-motivated targeting of Americans by the IRS is intolerable and I expect a full investigation.”

“I think if there is something that we can all agree on here, it is that we want to find out the truth about what really happened at the IRS,” says Senger.

House Resolution 359 specifically commends the work of the United States Congress in investigating the threat to fundamental liberties and urges the White House, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and the IRS to comply with all requests related to Congressional inquiries without any delay.


Darlene Senger, Dave McSweeney Introduce Resolution Critical of IRS Political Targeting — 3 Comments

  1. How about introducing a resolution condemning how the WH administration left our men to die in Benghazi.

    Demand answers to the real questions.

    The IRS targeting us in the Tea Party is not news; it is a distraction.

    Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Extortion 17 the murder of our Navy Seal team 6.

  2. Tonya—what you are asking is a little out of Dave’s area of jurisdiction.

    Maybe you should address those concerns to Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk.

  3. Jim B is right. And Tonya is right about the IRS issue being only a distraction.

    The guy who took the sword wasn’t even in charge two years ago, when the IRS abuse began.

    Illinois House Resolution 359 is nothing but hot air.

    Ill. Representatives should be focusing only on the immediate, serious problems of Illinois.

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