Amid fallout from the Internal Revenue Service’s admission that it improperly targeted conservative groups, Democratic-leaning Progress Texas suggested the agency’s net was cast wider, tweeting that “2/3 of groups scrutinized were not conservatives.”
That May 31 statement wasn’t the first time the nonprofit advocacy group made such a claim; a May 17 post on its website said, “Two-thirds of those groups that received extra scrutiny from the IRS were not conservative.”
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Statement: Says two-thirds of groups targeted for IRS scrutiny were not conservative.