Tea Party-backed senator calls for resignation of IRS chief

WASHINGTON Mon May 13, 2013 10:42am EDT

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland March 14, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland March 14, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a favorite of the Tea Party movement, called on Monday for the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller for the agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Rubio called on Lew and President Barack Obama to demand Miller's resignation, saying, it "is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people's confidence under the current leadership."

(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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Comments (23)
4ngry4merican wrote:
Wow. Check out this extensive list of people who care what Rubio has to say…

May 13, 2013 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:
The Senator should resign for being a hater of the people.

May 13, 2013 11:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
geraldh78 wrote:
Bounce one crooked agency official for a sure to be crooked successor, like it would change much. How about shutting down the IRS permanently or at least until it can be overhauled and operated more efficiently and effectively?

May 13, 2013 11:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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