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Former IRS Chief Refuses to Apologize for Targeting


Former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman stopped short of apologizing for the agency’s targeting of conservative groups under his watch, despite repeated attempts by Senator John Cornyn to get him to do so. Shulman would only go so far as to say that he was “deeply, deeply saddened by this whole set of events.”

“I certainly am not personally responsible for creating a list that had inappropriate criteria on it,” Shulman said today at a Senate Finance Committee hearing. “With that said, this happened on my watch, and I very much regret that it happened on my watch.”

“Well, I don’t think that qualifies as an apology, it qualifies as an expression of regret,” Cornyn said before moving on.


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