MANCHESTER – Scott Brown released the following statement on today’s news that Senator Shaheen is one of the targets of an ethics complaint relating to the ongoing IRS scandal:
"These are serious allegations against Senator Shaheen. The IRS should never be used to exact political revenge against opponents or groups that you disagree with. Senator Shaheen has an obligation to fully explain her motives in this case, which has left the very real impression she used the IRS for partisan political purposes."
The Hill reported today that the Center for Competitive Politics is “calling on the Senate ethics committee to examine nine top Democrats, accusing them of pushing the IRS to investigate specific groups … in which they charge that lawmakers tried to get the tax agency to probe outside conservative groups.”