Hartzler calls on President Obama to take responsibility for IRS wrongdoing

May 16, 2013

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has released the following statement in response to the forced resignation of IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller:

"The improper and possibly illegal actions of the Internal Revenue Service demand that President Obama, as this country's leader, take responsibility. The forced resignation of scapegoated IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller is not sufficient. Groups which were inappropriately targeted by the IRS and, in fact, all Americans deserve more.  All individuals who were involved in this thuggery should be held to account. The Administration has stonewalled efforts to learn why the Internal Revenue Service - an agency that is supposed to serve the American people - was used for political purposes. It is clear that an environment which created these egregious actions existed within the Obama Administration. The President has an obligation to take ownership of this scandal by borrowing a page from Missouri's own President Harry Truman who exemplified true leadership when he said, 'The buck stops here.'"

Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Agriculture Committees.