WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Wednesday that he’s accepted the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller in the aftermath of revelations that agency officials were putting extra scrutiny on Tea Party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status.
In brief comments Wednesday evening after discussing the Internal Revenue Service controversy with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin, Obama vowed to take decisive action to ensure that the situation would not be repeated.
Obama called the misconduct by IRS officials “inexcusable.”
“It’s inexcusable and Americans are right to be angry about it and I am angry about it,” Obama said. “I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but particularly the IRS given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives.”
Obama said that Lew requested and accepted Miller’s resignation earlier on Wednesday.
Read more at USA Today. By Aamer Madhani, Kevin Johnson, and Gregory Korte.