U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he's heard from constituents in Kentucky who feel they were improperly targeted for audits by the Internal Revenue Service during last year's presidential campaign because of their conservative political views.
The Minority Leader didn't go into specifics on the Senate floor, but said he's heard from people concerned about possible wrongdoing in light of the recent I.R.S. scandal.
I.R.S. leadership has said the audits based on political leanings was isolated to “rogue” employees at the Cincinnati office, but Senator McConnell says he believes the misdeeds go higher than that. He says a full investigation of the alleged activity is needed to determine just what happened and when.
House and Senate committees are both holding hearings on the incidents.