WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- The head of the Republican Party said the current controversy over the Internal Revenue Service will be a component of the GOP midterm elections.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said on "Fox News Sunday" the uproar over the IRS' processing of tax-exemption applications from conservative political organizations will be a potent reason for voters to think twice about giving Obama and the Democrats a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"We have seen what an unchecked DOJ (Department of Justice) and IRS is up to," said Priebus. "Clearly, having an unchecked Barack Obama for two years is not going to be good for this country."
Priebus said a Democratic House and Senate would give Obama "nothing but daylight in front of him" and open the door for further alleged abuses.
Priebus also proposed it was the Republican-controlled House that was coming up with constructive ideas to improve the national economy and the Democrats in the Senate who blocked their adoption. "I think that big things can happen in this country, but I think trust is an issue," he said. "Perhaps this IRS issue will give us an opportunity to tackle the IRS, our tax code in this country, and get ourselves back on the rails."