IRS's Lois Lerner Refused to Resign, Grassley Says

Lois Lerner of the Internal Revenue Service was asked to resign and refused, said Senator Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican.

Grassley made the comment in an e-mailed statement. Lerner is the mid-level IRS employee at the center of the controversy over scrutiny of small-government groups seeking tax-exempt status.

She was replaced on an acting basis today, the IRS said.

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