Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah told Newsmax on Friday that “there’s not much doubt” that the targeting of tea party and conservative groups by the IRS “reached high levels in the Obama administration.”
“They claim the president didn’t know anything about it,” Hatch told Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “It’s hard to believe, since people in the White House did. It’s pretty difficult to believe.
“It’s a serious set of problems. It never should have happened,” said Hatch, the ranking GOP member on the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees the IRS. “But that’s what happens when you have partisans running the bureaucracy – and in this particular case, it’s pretty apparent that these are partisan Democrats.
“Well, most of the bureaucracy are Democrats,” Hatch added with a chuckle, “so the question is, Can we keep them from being partisan?”
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