President Obama sought today to get out ahead of the burgeoning scandal centering on whether the IRS targeted conservative organizations, promising to get to the bottom of the matter and saying that if true the actions would be “outrageous.”
Obama said he only learned about the charges from news reports Friday.
“This is something that I think people are properly concerned about,” he said. “You don’t ever want the IRS to be perceived as biased . . . I’ve got no patience with it. I will not tolerate it.”
Obama was careful, however, not to draw a conclusion that misconduct had occurred, suggesting he is awaiting the results of an investigation.