IRS boss firing called a first step by NH, other conservatives
"I will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again," Obama told reporters at the White House.
"While this is an obvious first step, it doesn't eliminate the need for a thorough, bipartisan investigation," U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said in a statement. "Targeting specific types of political groups for extra scrutiny represents a serious abuse of power, and we need to get to the bottom of what happened to hold wrong-doers accountable and make sure this never happens again. The American people rightfully expect to be treated fairly and impartially by their government, and I am hopeful that the President will make good on his promise to work with Congress to provide answers."
"The outrageous conduct by employees at the IRS is completely inexcusable, and the President was absolutely right to ask for and accept the acting commissioner's resignation," U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., said in a statement. "There can be no tolerating this type of behavior — period. Any individuals involved in this wrongdoing must be held fully accountable, and the administration and Congress must take all steps necessary to ensure this never happens again."
Miller said in a message to colleagues that there is a "strong and immediate need" to restore public trust in the nation's tax agency.
And on Monday, the Justice Department came under fire for seizing phone records of journalists from the Associated Press as part of a criminal probe into intelligence leaks.
Reuters and New Hampshire Union Leader Staff Writer Tim Buckland contributed to this report.
- With non-critical federal services shutting down and no budget deal in sight, whom do you blame for the impasse?
- Both are to blame
- Total Votes: 2194
Dingman: Parole me for murder of parents
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Bob Smith ready to hire campaign manager for his 2014 US Senate run
CVS bringing more in-store clinics to NH
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Scott Brown to be in Londonderry tonight, says 'nothing is really changed' on political plans