Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is a conservative’s conservative, and the IRS’s rampant political favoritism has brought him back to one of this signature campaign issues: getting rid of the tax collection agency for good.
‘In recent weeks the IRS has admitted to unlawfully targeting conservative groups, and trying to silence the president’s critics,’ he says in a Web video launched May 27.
Federal legislators, he says ‘need to make sure it never happens again. It’s time to abolish the IRS.’
‘The senator has spoken about this since his campaign,’ Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told MailOnline.
‘He believes that our tax code should be simple enough that there would be no need for an agency like the IRS,’ Frazier said. ‘This is an issue of principle.’