At a congressional hearing this morning, Republican House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp called the IRS's scrutiny of conservative political groups seeking tax-exempt status part of a "culture of cover-ups" in the Obama administration.
Ranking Democrat Sander Levin said he "totally, totally disagreed" with Camp's statement.
And the outgoing Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller apologized and denied that partisanship had anything to do with it.
Miller said the scrutiny was the result of "foolish mistakes" made by people "trying too hard" to reduce their workload in the face of a growing number of applications for tax-exempt status.
- Jodi Schneider, Congress editor for Bloomberg News.
This segment aired on May 17, 2013.