Obama: Targeting by IRS Is "Outrageous"

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups is "outrageous" and anyone involved needs to be "held fully accountable."

Obama says at a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron that people are "properly concerned" about the IRS's targeting of conservative political groups. The president says he first learned of it when news reports broke on Friday.

Obama says he has "no patience for it" and will not tolerate a specific targeting of groups.

The IRS has apologized for what it calls "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Republicans have condemned the targeting.


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  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 8:03 AM, Marshalldedr wrote:

    POTUS's rebuke of this action by the IRS is like a Fire Chief ordering the burning down of a house and then throwing the people responsible under the bus. IF POTUS knew nothing of this tact then it is proof that the administration is out of control and mismanaged. IMHO POTUS knew about it and is now taking cover. It is a shame the countries politicians behave in this manner. It is, in the end, a disgrace.

  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 9:13 AM, capsman727 wrote:

    "outrageous", "inappropriate" and "no patience for it"

    And yet he hasn't ordered the DOJ to investigate?

    Maybe he already knows who's responsible.

  • Report this Comment On May 14, 2013, at 4:53 PM, TheRealRacc wrote:

    How much is Obama unaware of that is going on right under his nose?

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