Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tweeted his dismay Monday with the IRS selectively targeting conservative non-profits for extra scrutiny, promising a Senate investigation into the agency’s actions.
“Very troubled by IRS’s possible breach of the public’s trust. Targeting any group based on its political stance is completely inappropriate,” Reid tweeted Monday afternoon. “Finance Chairman Max Baucus is looking into the IRS matter, and I will fully support his efforts,” he also wrote.
Reid’s tweet followed a press conference by President Obama, where he condemned the IRS’s actions as “outrageous” and “contrary to our traditions.”
“People have to be held accountable,” Obama said.