IRS Commissioner Steven Miller Resigns After IRS Delays Tax Exemption for Tea Party Conservatives
IRS Made Conservatives Wait Years for Tax Exemption
The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for giving organizations tax exemption status, but it is accused of abusing that role. CNN reported that the IRS delayed the tax exemption applications of many tea party conservatives. As a result, the IRS commissioner, Steven Miller, resigned last night.
Michelle Bachmann, the chairwoman of the Tea Party Caucus held a news conference today saying that more information need to be gathered.
“We need to know what the White House knew and when they knew it," she said.
She also said that President Obama should be impeached if the White House was involved in any way: "Why aren’t you impeaching the president, he has been making unconstitutional actions since he came into office?"
Some organizations waited many years to avoid paying for taxes.
President Obama said that he would ensure this would never happen again, but House Speaker Boehner wants someone to go to jail over the IRS abuse.
“Who’s going to jail over this scandal?” he told reporters.
“There are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. Someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax exempt status,” he said. “I think we need to know who they are and whether they violated the law. Clearly someone violated the law.”