Common Sense Campaign co-founder Pete Riehm says even though there have been hearings on the issue in Washington, that's not enough to correct problems at the Internal Revenue Service.
"Are you just going to let the government investigate themselves and then say we took a look and we fixed it and we won't do it again," says Riehm. The Common Sense Campaign is one of 16 additional Tea Party groups just added to the IRS lawsuit filed by the American Center for Law and Justice. That brings the total to 41.
Alabama's Wetumpka Tea Party was part of it from the beginning and President Becky Gerritson has become one of the major faces of this controversy with numerous appearances in DC and on cable news. I spoke to her by phone and she says she's glad to have more groups come on board.
"I think that really shows the breadth and the depth of some of that targeting that was going on," says Gerritson. Pete Riehm says they haven't decided whether they still want tax exempt status and are willing to wait to see how this lawsuit shakes out.