Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) on Tuesday asked his House colleagues to investigate what he said was the IRS’s harassment of a Tea Party group in his district.

In a floor speech, McClintock said the Internal Revenue Service demanded thousands of pages of documents from the group and took steps that could only have been designed to harass the group when it applied for nonprofit status.

“I bring these facts to the attention of the House today and ask that they be rigorously investigated, and, if found accurate, that those officials responsible be exposed, disgraced, dismissed, and be barred from any position of trust or power within our government,” he said on the floor.