WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Steven Miller, ousted as acting head of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service this week, denied Friday the IRS targeted the Tea Party for political reasons.
Miller appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee. He acknowledged "mistakes" and "poor service," CBS News reported.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested Miller's resignation Wednesday.
"I do not believe that partisanship motivated the people who engaged in the practices described in the treasury inspector general's report," Miller said.