Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Obama had a "huge problem" with the fallout of the IRS targeting scandal, since Obamacare relies so heavily on that government agency.
The IRS apologized Friday for what it called "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups with "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their name during the 2012 election to allegedly see if they were violating tax-exempt status, but a Wall Street Journal article Monday reported it also purposely scrutinized ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and those that lobbied to "make America a better place to live," according to new details of a government probe.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Newt Gingrich, what does the President of the United States need to do today?
NEWT GINGRICH: Look, he has a huge problem because Obamacare relies very heavily on the IRS. Now every American understands there are elements of the IRS that go off on their own, do what they want to. The effort now of course is to say it was low-level employees. Yet, those low-level employees apparently saw public reports that they weren't doing what they were doing and nobody informed anyone in the IRS, let alone the Treasury. I think the president has to say he's going to open it up totally, he's going to demand everybody meet with Congress, go to the hearings. He's going to fire everybody he can legally fire who has been involved in this, and they've got to look at changes. How can you put Obamacre under the internal revenue service? Remember, this is the administration which will not profile terrorists but profile patriots? Profile Constitutional groups? I mean, this is almost madness.