The Washington Times - June 3, 2013, 11:41AM

Sen. Ted Cruz says it is time to abolish the Internal Revenue Service.

The freshman Texas Republican and tea party favorite launched an online petition in which he says the only way to make sure that the agency does not target conservative groups again or silence the president’s critics is to eliminate it altogether.


“It’s time to abolish the IRS,” Mr. Cruz says in a video accompanying the petition. “We need to get rid of the army of IRS agents trying to police every aspect of our lives. No more discrimination, no more intimidation, and no IRS enforcement of Obamacare.”

Mr. Cruz vowed to lead the charge in the Senate and asked supporters to join the fight by signing the petition.