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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today made the following statement in response to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitting that it improperly targeted conservative political groups for additional screening. Isakson is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which has oversight of the IRS.

“It is unconscionable that in the United States of America, groups were unfairly targeted by a government agency for exercising their First Amendment rights. Americans from every political affiliation should be outraged by this discrimination. I look forward to hearing additional information from the agency as to how it will guarantee this type of harassment is not continued in the future on any level.”