Rep. Miller Statement Following the Resignation of IRS Acting Commissioner

May 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following statement regarding the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Steven Miller:

“The recent revelation that the IRS took steps to intentionally target a range of conservative groups is deeply disturbing, and the acceptance of the IRS acting commissioner’s resignation today is the bare minimum that the President should accept.  Asking the Treasury Department to further investigate itself is not good enough.  The Administration must consider appointing an outside special counsel to make certain that those responsible are brought to justice. 

“The American people will not stand for this blatant affront on free speech and harassment.  The truth must be brought forward, and the Congress will hold firm on bringing all those responsible to the forefront and ensure the proper protections are in place to protect each and every citizen’s constitutional rights.  The American people must be able to trust their government, and in this case clearly there was abuse of power.  That cannot happen in America."