|For Immediate Release
May 17, 2013
Contact: Press Office
NRCC To Maloney: Return Tainted IRS Campaign Cash
While Condemning IRS Scandal, He Was Busy Cashing Checks From The Agency’s Union
WASHINGTON – The IRS has been embroiled in controversy all week for improperly investigating conservative groups. But as the agency was targeting these organizations, Sean Patrick Maloney was gleefully cashing checks from the IRS’s union and the National Republican Congressional Committee is ready to hold him accountable for his hypocrisy.
The NRCC is running paid Facebook and StumbleUpon ads telling Sean Patrick Maloney and his Democrat colleagues to immediately return all of the contributions from the IRS’s union. It’s time for him to finally come clean and do the right thing. It’s outrageous that he’d even think about keeping the dirty money from an agency ravaged by scandal.
“No wonder Sean Patrick Maloney wants higher taxes – his campaign is funded by the IRS,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “He should be ashamed of himself. It’s time for him to come clean and return the contributions immediately.”
Sean Patrick Maloney Took $3,500 In Campaign Contributions From The National Treasury Employees Union. (OpenSecrets.org, Accessed On 5/16/13)
The National Treasury Employees Union Represents IRS Employees. (“About NTEU, National Treasury Employees Union, Accessed On 5/16/13)
According To A Report From The Treasury’s Inspector General, “Ineffective Management” At The IRS Led To The Recent Scandal. “Ineffective management at the Internal Revenue Service allowed agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status, an internal Treasury Department report said Tuesday. Lax managers allowed the practice to go on for more than 18 months, said the report from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.” (“Inspector General Says Ineffective Management At IRS Allowed Agents To Target Tea Party Groups,” Associated Press, 5/14/13)
The Associated Press Reported That Senior IRS Officials Knew Of The Targeting In 2011. “Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general’s report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.” (“IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups Earlier Than 2012,” Associated Press, 5/11/13)
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