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Rep. James Lankford: IRS Probe Should Continue

by Chris Casteel Published: June 10, 2013

Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, responded Monday to statements by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-MD, that the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups is solved and that the House Oversight Committee should move on. Lankford is a member of the committee.

“The American people know instinctively that there is a serious problem at the Internal Revenue Service and that this is the moment to resolve the issue — not sweep it under the rug.
“We now know that many offices were involved in the political targeting of Americans, but we have not identified the specific individuals, we have not seen all the facts and we have not fixed the problem. “Day after day, the White House has told the American people that ‘the President is interested in getting all the facts’ and ‘are interested in legitimate congressional oversight.’
“No one — from either party — should try to rush to judgment, declare the case ‘solved’ or have the audacity to say the American people should ‘move on’. The IRS investigation should “move on” based on the facts.”

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by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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