New revelations in the Benghazi scandal dominated the news this week and even caused John Boehner to announce the formation of a select committee for further investigation.
With so much focus on Benghazi, it’s easy to forget that there are other scandals to be investigated such as the targeting of the Tea Party.
It’s good to know that House Republicans haven’t forgotten.
Bernie Becker of The Hill reports…
House Republicans call for special prosecutor on Tea Party targeting
House Republicans plan to vote next week on a resolution that would urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS’s improper scrutiny of Tea Party groups.
In a statement announcing the vote, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Republicans have no faith in the investigation that is already being carried out at the Justice Department.
“It is time for Attorney General Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal and bring the appropriate charges against those responsible,” Cantor said in a statement.
“This is far too serious a matter to leave to the discretion of partisan political appointees no matter who is in the White House.”
Almost a year after the IRS controversy broke, House Republicans say that President Obama, Holder and other important members of the administration repeatedly have undercut the investigation into the agency’s treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Republicans have been angry for months that one of the key Justice Department lawyers on the IRS case has given thousands of dollars to Democratic causes, including Obama.
The fact that an Obama donor is involved in the investigation at all would be funny if it wasn’t so insulting. If history is any guide, Eric Holder is likely to ignore this recommendation from House Republicans but it’s good to know they’re holding his feet to the fire.
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