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IRS cancels softball game with critical Republican senator

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't want to play ball with Republican senators these days -- at least not softball.

The tax agency's softball team, called the Cheetahs, has canceled its scheduled game with the team from Republican Sen. John Cornyn's office.

"We contacted them to confirm our game which was scheduled for tomorrow [Friday] night and they said they needed to reschedule," said Cornyn spokesman Drew Brandewie.

The matchup was supposed to be the first game of the season for Cornyn's office team.

Cornyn and other GOP senators have hammered the IRS in recent days for targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. The acting IRS commissioner, Steven Miller, resigned Wednesday at President Barack Obama's request.

The IRS did not immediately return a request for comment.

So far, the game hasn't been rescheduled.

"Guess they needed an extension," Brandewie said.


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