FreedomWorks Statement in Response to IRS Tax Return Leaks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the IRS tax returns leaked to ProPublica, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“As if we needed another example of gross incompetence — or intentional malice — to prove that the IRS should not be trusted to protect Americans’ privacy, these leaks show how at all levels, big government is out to target conservatives. Whether it be through backdoor, Obama era-esque practices at the IRS or open efforts like H.R. 1 to force public disclosure of donor information, the left will stop at nothing to let the media and radical activists do their dirty work for them.

“Lawmakers must hold the IRS accountable and continue to make clear that proposals like H.R. 1 are dead on arrival.”

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