WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after the IRS admitted in a letter to Sen. Grassley (R-IA) that tax records of candidates and campaign donors were improperly examined and disclosed by government officials:  

“These abuses by IRS officials are beyond inappropriate; they’re a serious breach of faith with the American people and are potentially violations of our criminal law. These actions make it extremely difficult to trust both the motivations of this Administration and their interest in working together on real solutions for the issues of the day.

“The IRS owes all Texans an apology for violating the public trust, and I demand that the Justice Department work swiftly to hold the responsible parties accountable.”