Cruz then called for the Senate to consider a resolution "expressing the opinion of the Senate that the Attorney General should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute if the facts support the I.R.S. targeting of Americans and its potential cover-up of those actions."
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) then objected to the resolution on behalf of Senate Democrats.
"I have to question whether bringing in a special prosecutor would be a good use of taxpayer money in this case," Wyden said.
Cruz is also circulating a petition lamenting that "this Administration has lost all credibility to investigate the IRS targeting scandal" and demanding a special prosecutor.
If Eric Holder won't appoint a special prosecutor to investigate #IRS, he should be impeached http://t.co/zzv1FsSfLz pic.twitter.com/j2Hojc0qpP
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 26, 2014