Rep. Miller: More Investigation is Needed into the IRS’ Wrongdoing

May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following statement upon the conclusion of the House Committee on Ways and Means’ hearing questioning the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Steve Miller.  The hearing was held to examine recent revelations that the IRS specifically targeted a range of conservative groups.  Miller said:

“Today’s hearing is just the beginning in the effort in the House of Representatives to get to the truth about the deliberate targeting of groups for more intensive scrutiny by the IRS based solely on their political beliefs.  I find it astounding that the acting commissioner of the IRS said he does not believe it is illegal for the IRS to target Americans based on their political beliefs.  I would remind the acting commissioner that the First Amendment of our Constitution provides the American people with Freedom of Speech. 

“I also find it amazing that while the leadership of the Obama Administration and the IRS say they accept that there was wrongdoing within the agency in question, the woman who led the tax exempt division when this wrongdoing occurred received more than $100,000 in bonuses and was not fired, but was in fact promoted.  And where was she promoted?  To the agency within the IRS that oversees the implementation of ObamaCare.

“As more facts come forward the more troubling the story becomes.  It is incumbent on this House to follow the facts wherever they may lead and I am certain that we will.”