Senator Chuck Schumer (pictured) is calling for the IRS to curtail group funding for Tea Party groups.
He says the Obama administration should bypass Congress and institute new campaign finance rules through the IRS.
Last May, the IRS admitted to singling out Tea Party groups for increased scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The scandal forced the resignations of IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and director of Tax Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner.
“It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies—we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said.
Schumer and most other Democrats in Washington want to shut down opposition any way possible.