Senator Rand Paul discusses IRS Scandal


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has some tough words for President Barack Obama and anyone involved in the Internal Revenue Service scandal.

Local 6 Todd Faulkner spoke with Senator Paul Tuesday.

"Whoever's known about this needs to fire whoever did this.  And the fact that no one has been fired and they've known about it for a year-and-a-half makes it somewhat toothless in the sense that,'oh yeah, I'm outraged but I'm not going to do anything about it'. If he's outraged he needs to fire whoever was in charge of this policy," Paul said.  "I'm guessing one agent didn't come up with this policy.  I can't imagine that an individual IRS agent decided to target Tea Party groups.  I'm guessing someone had to approve of it.  Whoever approved of this policy needs to be fired and never in charge of auditing anybody's records again."

The inspector general said Tuesday, ineffective management at the IRS allowed agents to target Tea Party groups.