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Reports that the Internal Revenue Service targeted members of the Tea Party has prompted reactions from politicians.  On Monday, May 13, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement in response to allegations that the IRS targeted specific groups based on their political ideologies.

"The actions of the IRS are unacceptable and un-American. Government agencies using their bureaucratic muscle to target Americans for their political beliefs cannot be tolerated," said Sen. Manchin. "The President must immediately condemn this attack on our values, find those individuals in his Administration who are responsible and fire them.

"While we await answers from the Inspector General, there must be a congressional investigation to determine how this happened and to prevent this from ever happening again."