In an attempt to stem the tide of an ever-growing chorus of outrage from both Republicans and Democrats, Barack Obama informed the nation and the world that he has accepted the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Steven Miller, as reported by the Chicago Tribune via Google News.
Miller is quoted as saying, ”
It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June.”
As verified by CNN.com, Miller’s actual letter of resignation in fact states his temporary leadership posting at the IRS ends in June, simultaneously with the effective date of this so-called resignation from office.
Time to Put on Your Outraged Face…
Seeking to reassure the American people, Obama informed the nation in the strongest terms possible:
I’ll do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and new safeguards.
Under the leadership of the Obama Administration, the IRS has already apologized for singling out and unnecessarily delaying and harassing conservative groups applying for tax-exempt charity status.