Rep. Elijah Cummings (D–MD), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday he believes Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service’s Director of the Exempt Organizations division, should lose her job over her participation in the agency’s targeting of conservative organizations.
“I think that if [Steve] Miller had to lose his job, and I don’t think he should be the lone person to go–if she was one of the originators of this targeting process, then I don’t think she should be there,” he said.
“I think what the American people want is that they need to know, that if someone has done something wrong, that they have apologized for it by the way. In this instance, it is more important that we restore trust. If it’s a violation of civil service rules, you got to stay within those rules. I think that you can allow her to go without pay. In other words, take her out of the office and giver her pay, rather. But, I think she has to go, because we have to restore trust.”