Washington, D.C. – Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement today regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
“The revelations that the IRS has specifically targeted Republican and conservative political organizations is a frightening assault upon constitutional rights enjoyed by every American, regardless of political affiliation. We cannot have the federal government, with all its enormous power, attacking people and organizations who might hold a differing political or policy opinion from those in power. That kind of activity corrupts the very foundation of freedom and unfortunately, becomes more common place as Washington increases its power over the very people it is supposed to serve.
"I commend Finance Committee Chairman, Senator Max Baucus (MT), for immediately calling hearings to investigate this completely inappropriate and dangerous behavior.”