After IRS acting chief Steve Miller was forced to resign, it was only a matter of time before there was another casualty. It turns out it’s Joseph Grant, comissioner of the IRS’s tax exempt and government entities division.
The AP is reporting:
An internal IRS memo says Joseph Grant, commissioner of the agency’s tax exempt and government entities division, will retire June 3. Grant joins Steven Miller, who was forced to resign as acting IRS commissioner on Wednesday.
As part of his duties, Grant oversaw the IRS division that targeted tea party groups for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.
Grant is more logical target than Miller, who wasn’t even the acting chief when the targeting occurred. Grant actually oversees those who were responsible for the scandal, so it makes sense that he would be forced out.