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Oberweis: Special Prosecutor Needed for IRS Scandal

Oberweis: Special Prosecutor Needed for IRS Scandal

Photo: Associated Press/Seth Perlman

In the race for U. S. Senate, challenger Jim Oberweis, a Republican state senator from Sugar Grove, is going for a two-fer here: he’s trying to get on board the IRS scandal and also tie his opponent, incumbent U. S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), to it.

Oberweis is calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed. “Obviously, Lois Lerner knows more, but she does not seem to be willing to talk about it, even after pleading the Fifth, and having Congress find her in contempt of Congress. Still nothing.”

The IRS is accused of scrutinizing conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status at the direction of Democrats.

“There’s a respected free-speech organization called the Center for Competitive Politics, which just this month filed a Senate ethics complaint against Durbin and eight other Democrat senators for politicizing the IRS,” continues Oberweis. “Let’s not forget Dick
Durbin’s central role in this scandal: he was one of the Democrat U. S. senators wanting the IRS to go after conservative organizations.”

Should a special prosecutor be appointed and find nothing to prosecute, Oberweis says we can move on.

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