Obama: Targeting By IRS Is ‘Outrageous’

President Obama condemns the IRS' targeting of conservative groups during last election.(Photo: Justin Sloan (Flickr))
President Obama condemns the IRS' targeting of conservative groups during last election.(Photo: Justin Sloan (Flickr))

President Barack Obama said the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is “outrageous” and anyone involved needs to be “held fully accountable.”

Obama said 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 said he first learned of it when news reports broke on Friday.

Obama said 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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