Acting IRS director Steve Miller resigns

May 15, 2013

President Obama said on Tuesday that the acting commissioner of the IRS, Steve T. Miller, would resign in his administration's first action in response to the disclosure that the IRS had targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny.

In an angry statement in the White House, Obama said the IRS’s actions were “inexcusable and Americans are right to be angry about it and I’m angry about it.” He added, “I will not tolerate this type of behavior in any agency but especially the IRS given the power it has and the reach it has.”

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