VIDEO: Scott to IRS Commissioner: What’s the Plan to Stop the Ongoing Pattern of Negligence at the IRS

Washington – In a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) questioned Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George about a recent data breach which exposed the personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers, and which the agency believes originated in Russia.

During Senator Scott’s questioning, he made clear that this seems to be part of an ongoing pattern of negligence at the IRS, which includes unfairly and illegally going after nonprofit groups based on their political affiliation, the ‘lost’ Lois Lerner emails, and thousands of ‘courtesy hang-ups’ during the last filing season.