Obama Updates the Public On the IRS Scandal (VIDEO)
Matt | On 16, May 2013
President Obama spoke to reporters and the general public on Wednesday evening about the ongoing scandal with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
As reported, the IRS is accused of targeting conservative groups and their applications for tax-exempt status. The agency reportedly held up accepting them and provided lengthy scrutiny in the process.
The president assured the public that his administration will work with Congress to find out who was the cause of the issues. At this point, it doesn’t seem that any outwardly criminal activity took place. However, government employees are not allowed to participate in political dealings. They could receive suspensions or loss of employment from the actions, due to the Hatch Act.
In Obama’s statement from the East Room, he said Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has “requested and accepted resignation of acting commissioner of IRS [Steve Miller].”
But, trust that this “scandal” is far from over. Every Republican from here to thy Kingdom come has jumped on their hypocritical pony and attempted to ride this issue into the sunset. Now all conservatives want to act like their party is the bastion of oversight, fairness, and immediate Congressional action. Ha!
It seems they can jump on something like tax-exempt statuses, but completely overlook the work they needed to do on the failed gun legislation. Some members of the GOP make my head hurt….