A Tea Party member wears a patriotic tie while listening to Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speak at a Tea Party rally in Punta Gorda, Fla., Jan. 24. Paul Sancya/AP
Patty Baker (l.) strikes a pose like the Statue of Liberty for her husband Dan Baker, of Pittsburgh, to take a picture beside one of the two 'Tea Party Express' busses before they embark on an 11 day, 20 city tour on April 27, 2012, from Cranberry, Pa., Butler County. Keith Srakocic/AP
A man with the Naples Tea Party holds an anti-Obama sign during a gathering at a park in Naples, Fla., on November 19, 2011. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff
Dom Buccola of Port St. Lucie, Fla., holds a sign that was autographed by Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum after he spoke at a Treasure Coast Tea Party campaign rally in Stuart, Fla., January 24. Joe Skipper/Reuters
Tea Party enthusiasts attend the 'Gateway to November' rally hosted by the St. Louis Tea Party and Tea Party Patriots on Sept. 12 at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Whitney Curtis/AP
People attend the 'Gateway to November' rally hosted by the St. Louis Tea Party and Tea Party Patriots on Sept. 12 at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Mo. Whitney Curtis/AP
People hold signboards during a 'tea party' protest in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Aug. 31. Organizers say the event is an effort to work against members of Congress who voted for higher spending and taxes. Joshua Lott/Reuters
A rancher stands at the border wall with Mexico on Aug. 15 in Hereford, Ariz., during a United Border Coalition Tea Party in support of Arizona's immigration law, SB1070, with other conservative tea party activists along a remote stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border. Matt York/AP
A woman has tea bags hanging from her hat as she attends a tea party rally at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, NJ, on April 15. Mel Evans/AP/FILE
Fred Polnisch of Clifton Park, N.Y., dressed as Uncle Sam, salutes during the national anthem at a tea party rally in Albany, N.Y., on April 13. Mike Groll/AP
A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty attends a Tax Day tea party demonstration in Pleasanton, Calif., on April 15, 2009. Paul Sakuma/AP/FILE
A man waves a tea kettle at a tea party protest in Atlanta, Ga., on April 15, 2009. John Bazemore/AP/FILE
Hundreds of people from New Mexico line Main Street in front of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library in Las Cruces, N.M., to protest taxes as part of the Las Cruces Tax Day tea party on April 15, 2009. Norm Dettlaff/Las Cruces Sun-News/AP/FILE
In a Senate hearing, the two most recent IRS chiefs were grilled over why the agency failed for years to fix the law at the root of the political targeting scandal. The same could be asked of Congress, one said.
The IRS should move unilaterally to fix the law sitting at the root of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, according to Senate Democrats who grilled the agency’s two most recent chiefs at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday.