WASHINGTON – In response to the president’s IRS announcement, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement, calling out the president’s failure to address Americans’ real questions and take responsibility for the actions of his administration:
“Simply allowing the acting-head of the IRS to resign is not enough. This is clearly a scapegoat that distracts from answering the core questions from information that has been known within the administration for over a year: Who in the White House knew what and when? If they were aware earlier of improper activity, why wasn’t action taken sooner?
“The president still owes Americans—especially the targeted groups—an apology. He spent years maligning them. He called some groups ‘tea-baggers’ and said in 2010 he would 'punish our enemies.' There’s no denying he created a culture in his administration that encouraged the targeting of these groups. Ultimately, he should take responsibility for what happened and stop avoiding the tough questions.”
GOP Chairman Reince Priebus