The Ticket

IRS scraps softball game against GOP Sen. Cornyn’s team

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, in a Senate Judiciary Committee session on May 9, 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Playing hardball? Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas announced on Thursday that the IRS softball team (“The Cheetahs”—no, really) had canceled a planned faceoff against his office’s team ("The RBIs of Texas").

“We contacted them to confirm our game, which was scheduled for tomorrow night, and they said they needed to reschedule,” Cornyn spokesman Drew Brandewie told Yahoo News by email. “Guess they needed an extension.”

Cornyn has been among the IRS’ sharpest critics in the aftermath of revelations that it improperly subjected conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status to greater scrutiny than it imposed on liberal groups.

The Texas senator noted the IRS default on Facebook and Twitter.

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