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How -- congressman Tom price Republican of South Carolina joining us from the Russell rotunda -- Capitol Hill congressman thank you very much for being here.
Thank you -- -- to be here I think Europe's co sponsor for the taxpayer nondiscrimination protection.
Active 2013 I guess you think that that act is more necessary than ever in the wake of what -- -- -- revealed over the last few days.
Well yesterday on a long history professionally for Obama tire war -- CPA -- -- seen the -- to.
In the we aren't quite -- -- I don't know how devastating it can be.
So what -- want action needs to be taken right now in the wake of this this revelation that the IRS was indeed.
Targeting conservative groups among others.
Well and there should be investigation that should be you know.
-- out into the public relations take remedial action Richard -- happen again.
One would have thought one of US congressman is I'll skiing -- in the wake of this.
Should what should there be a bill written -- that would make any IRS agent engaged.
In this kind of behavior make it a felony that's a good idea.
Well you know that's a long lines of the bill we cosponsored it -- for the criminal fit to discriminate like this.
-- The off -- are our constitution that night they believe in limited government they didn't trust big government.
These Tea Party groups and patriot groups flying out of the distrust of the government.
One of the platforms mock campaign was that we need to rein in big government and government spending.
And this simply proves that that mistrust.
Is well -- Congressman isn't this some thing.
As some would say that is being going on the -- many many years decades in the in the American system.
That the IRS has always -- certain IRS agents -- always targeted certain people with certain views that they might.
Disagree -- Well you know and there's always going to be people -- -- -- -- -- they should do go off on their own pages but here this appears to be more than that this appears to be.
More of a targeted an organized effort and it's something that cannot be tolerated.
People won't stand for it again they don't trust big government and if people.
It if they stop complying with the law if if they if they don't cooperate but our system can't work.
All right so do you believe personally that this dolphins win.
-- -- IRS agents in this Cincinnati office which dealt with a lot of the tax exempt cases.
And top couple people within the IRS in DC.
Doesn't go -- you -- the IRS as an agency doesn't lead back to the White House for instance.
-- and I don't know that.
I have no personal knowledge of that but.
It sounds like people outside of that Cincinnati office clearly do how high win.
I don't I will say is attacks -- you know -- people apply for exemption from my income tax laws there should be some level of scrutiny.
And I have no problem went back.
You shouldn't be able to be exit from the tar balls they would not feel confident but.
It should not involve discrimination.
And then there -- absolutely must be hearings on this side congressman.
I'll know evaluated again if you if the public is -- trust the government.
Then this needs to be out in the open it needs to be fully disclosed.
In the you know we can -- be rectified that we can move on.
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