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Dem. Senator: IRS Actions 'Un-American'

11:58 AM, May 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Democratic senator Joe Manchin calls the IRS's activities "unacceptable and un-American."

Joe Manchin, Official Senate Portrait

"“The actions of the IRS are unacceptable and un-American. Government agencies using their bureaucratic muscle to target Americans for their political beliefs cannot be tolerated. The President must immediately condemn this attack on our values, find those individuals in his Administration who are responsible and fire them," says the West Virginia Democratic senator.

“While we await answers from the Inspector General, there must be a congressional investigation to determine how this happened and to prevent this from ever happening again.”

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