For Immediate Release
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Statement by VT Republican Party Chair Regarding IRS Targeting Conservative Groups

“It is truly concerning to hear of the inappropriate politicalization of the IRS and the intentional targeting of conservative groups. The IRS apologized for their actions and said it wasn’t ‘politically motivated’, but to say this was not politically motivated is disingenuous, to say the least”; said Republican Party Chair, Jack Lindley.

“This follows a pattern of intimidation and bullying tactics consistent with how the current administration pushes their ideology on to what are supposed to be impartial government agencies.

It is equally concerning to find out our own U.S. Congressman Peter Welch sent a letter to the IRS encouraging extra scrutiny of these conservative groups. This letter shows poor judgement and could be seen as condoning highly inappropriate and possibly illegal activity.This is very serious, and it should be treated seriously.”

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