House Republicans Plan to Vote on Appointing Special Prosecutor to Investigate Tea Party Targeting

It has been over a year since the IRS came under investigation for it’s treatment of conservative groups seeking to gain tax-exempt status and so far, no one has been held accountable. Many Republican lawmakers have come out in support of appointing a special prosecutor. This week: the: House of Representatives: is planning to take action by voting on a resolution that would urge Attorney General Eric Holder to: do just that.

(The Hill) 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.: 


The bill was introduced this past Friday by Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) who says that the current investigation has no creditability because it is being led by the extremely partisan lawyers from: the: Justice Department who have reportedly given: thousands of dollars to Democrats, including President Obama.

“We need this special counsel to help us get to the truth because the so-called investigation by the Justice Department has been a joke,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who introduced a resolution Friday calling for the special prosecutor.

“The current investigation has no credibility because it is being headed by a maxed-out donor who is financially invested in the president’s success,” Jordan added. “This resolution calls for a real investigation by an unbiased investigator to get to the truth and hold those responsible for this illegal targeting accountable for their actions.”

This investigation desperately needs a non-partisan special prosecutor. This has gone on far too long and the American people deserve the truth.

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