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Rep. Mike Kelly Attacks Wrong IRS Commissioner for Tea Party Audits (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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During today's hearing of the House Ways and Means Committee investigating the IRS for singling out organizations with "Tea Party" and "patriot" in their names, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) attacked former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, who was not head of the IRS when the audits actually took place (video below).

While Rep. Kelly did admit Miller started as Acting Commissioner in November 2012, he did not mention that Bush appointee Doug Shulman was the IRS Commissioner when the controversial audits took place, according to the Associated Press.

According to Mediaite.com, Rep. Kelly asked Miller several questions about the entire IRS, but repeatedly cut him off before he could answer.

The congressman also chided Miller for resigning and walking away, but it has been reported that "Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew had asked for and accepted Miller’s resignation," noted AZCentral.com.

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Rep. Kelly also criticized  Miller for not becoming emotional or angry during the hearing.

“Where you’re sitting, you should be outraged. But you’re not,” said Rep. Kelly. “The American people should be outraged, and they are.”

“This is a huge blow to the faith and trust that the American people have in their government,” Rep. Kelly stated.

Sources: Associated Press, Mediaite.com, AZCentral.com.