Governor Scott Walker is joining calls for an investigation and possible firings at the Internal Revenue Service, following revelations that the agency targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
Walker joined Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in sending a letter to President Obama this week, which asks for a special prosecutor to be appointed and for any employees responsible for the incident to be fired. The letter was sent through the Republican Governors Association, which Walker serves as vice chairman for.
Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Governor Walker said the idea that the federal government could be targeting anyone based on political beliefs should be a cause for real concern among the American public. He said the issue is more than a temporary political story, and could have a lingering effect that “breeds more discontent and distrust with the federal government.”
AUDIO: Governor Scott Walker (:46)
Walker says he doesn’t care if it was conservative or liberal groups being targeted; his concern is that it happened at all. He says the president and Congress should move quickly to make sure something like this will never take place again.