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Boehner: 'Who's going to jail' in IRS scandal?

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In a briefing today, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner made clear that Republicans want heads in the unfolding IRS scandal.

"My question isn't about who is going to resign," Boehner said. "My question is: who's going to jail over this scandal?"

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a criminal inquiry was underway, President Obama called an inspector general's report on the matter "reprehensible."

And there's more to come this week.

Appearing before the committee will be Steve Miller, acting IRS Commissioner and Jay Russell George, Inspector General for Tax Administration from the U.S. Treasury.

House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) told the Sun-Times he has a number of questions for the two, including:

"Clarity who made the decision, how it was administered, what was the criterion, was there a political motivation behind it? What groups were contemplated," Roskam told the Sun-Times. "If this is going on, what else is going on? Who else is being targeted? Are there prominent political figures, or donors, or activists that are being targeted. It's incredibly unsettling."

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