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Gov. Scott Walker wants special prosecutor to examine IRS political target allegations

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) - Reuters
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) - Reuters

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker wants the president to name a special prosecutor to examine allegations that the IRS used political motivations to review requests for tax-exempt status.

Walker, vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association, joined chairman Bobby Jindal in sending a letter to President Obama. They said the admission that the IRS targeted conservative groups in their tax-exempt requests is a frightening use of power.

The letter from Walker and Jindal said, “The actions of the IRS are an attempt to gag the voices of Americans who may disagree with the policies and left-leaning ideology of your administration.” And the governors called that, “un-American.”

Obama said it would be outrageous if the IRS targeted conservative groups, but he won’t judge the matter until a full audit is completed.

Congress is not waiting, though. House lawmakers of both parties have called a hearing for Friday.

The Washington Times says there are growing calls for top IRS officials to resign, after new reports that they may have hidden their investigations from Congress.

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