Marco Rubio: IRS Commissioner Should Resign
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) called on the IRS commissioner to resign on Monday, following the agency’s admission that it targeted conservative political groups during the 2012 election cycle.
“[I]t is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American peoples confidence under the current leadership,” Rubio said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. “I strongly urge that you and President Obama demand the IRS Commissioners resignation, effectively immediately. No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public.”
Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told The Huffington Post that the letter refers to acting IRS commissioner Steven T. Miller, who served as deputy commissioner for services and enforcement when the targeting occurred. A replacement for former commissioner and Bush appointee Douglas H. Shulman has not been nominated. Shulman’s term expired in mid-November.
UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also called on Miller to resign amid the controversy, telling National Review Monday that President Obama should also take some responsibility.
“Believe me, if this was a Republican administration doing all this, the New York Times and Washington Post would be in absolute meltdown,” McConnell said. “They all take their cues from the tone expressed by the president, and hes made it clear that this administration is perfectly willing to crack down on critics.”
I don’t want the commissioner to resign.
I want him to fire every single person that either participated in this, or knew about it and didn’t object.
Then, he can resign.
resign hell ...
fired with no pension
this steve miller guy sounds like a joker to me
Obama using the IRS to target conservative groups during the election:
1.Invalidates the 2012 election
2. Is illegal and unconstitutional
3.is one of many abuses of power
Below is what McConnel says:
On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) fired back on assertions by the IRS that its efforts to target conservative groups were relegated to low-level employees. Of course not, he told Breitbart News. McConnell noted that he had raised the issue of IRS targeting of conservatives in 2012, and further noted that the Washington Post dismissed it as a bunch of red herrings.
The scandal, McConnell said, extends up the chain. The Obama effort to shut up opponents isnt limited to the IRS, he stated. It applies to the FCC [Federal Communications Commission], SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission], FEC [Federal Elections Commission], HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] . And you remember, the Obama campaign last year published a list of eight businessmen who it believed were enemies.
McConnell further noted reports that the Department of Health and Human Services had been contacting businesses skeptical about the implementation of Obamacare and asking them to contribute money to sell the program to the American people. Thats absolutely improper if not illegal. This administration will stop at nothing to get its way. It will do anything it can to silence its critics.
McConnell said would not trust any Democrat-led investigation into the IRS scandal. He added with regard to a House investigation of the IRS activities, I