Tough talk in Obama statement, but no mention of firing IRS employees

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President Obama released a statement Tuesday night reacting to the release of the Inspector General’s report revealing that the IRS unlawfully targeted Tea Party and conservative groups.

Obama called the behavior “intolerable and inexcusable” vowing that he had asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to “hold those responsible for these failures accountable.”

The president, however, did not indicate whether he planned to fire any government employees as a result of the scandal.

Since the scandal broke last Friday, members of the media and members of Congress have demanded that the IRS employees responsible for the illegal activity be fired.



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