This issue is a black eye for this region and
a black eye for the state of Ohio.
Among those that addressed the committee was
His name was singled out in a questionnaire
from the IRS to the Liberty Township Tea Party. Thomas says he has never been a
member of that Tea Party.
"I'm the only individual that was called
out by name that we know of in the country, and there has to be a reason for
that," said Thomas. "We need to get to the bottom why is there an
individual and to make sure certain groups are impacted for political reason as
The President of the Liberty Township Tea
Party also addressed the committee. The organization applied for tax-exempt
status three years ago and still has not received a response.
In our commitment to balanced news, not
everyone believes the IRS acted wrongfully.
"If in fact you have an organization
that has party in the label, it makes sense for the IRS to take some time and
question what you're about," said Catherine Turcer with Ohio Common
think the IRS is doing their job. Let's remember that the Tea Party came in an
avalanche, and the IRS received hundreds of applications all at the same
time," said David Little.