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Jason she -- is on the oversight and Government Reform Committee and he joins us now.
Let's listen to this you know -- welcome congressman good to have you here.
I had they'll just mentioned the quote to that was very fiery moments ago from John Boehner we want to replay that for folks -- -- get your reaction.
-- Via IRS's.
Admitted to targeting conservatives.
Even if the White House continues to be stuck on the word if now my question isn't about who's -- -- resigned.
My question is who's going to jail over this can't.
Wow when -- -- that congressman.
And -- here that the speaker fired up you know what we care consists solely from the Obama administration is they're going to be the most transparent ever.
But they seem when these scandals happened they seemed -- sort of blame everybody everybody's responsible but nobody's held accountable.
Nobody's fired you go back and look what happened with Ben Ghazi and all that things are -- Nobody was fired in that instance.
It I -- he takes scandal after scandal again everybody says -- well I take the responsibility but nobody is actually held accountable so -- hear the speaker say that I have.
I'm proud of him -- and there's a long history of that we went through and -- -- a lot of examples of that.
This morning in and you get fast and furious which there was so much outrage over from ultimately from Eric Holder as well.
But any and just a couple of people resigned a couple people -- sort of moved around a little bit.
And and no one has really rolled in that situation is that you get to a point where if you're gonna be emphatic about something -- insists it's something is intolerable as the president has done.
This -- -- story.
What comes next is the big question is it fitting for the Department of Justice to be investigating given all that of this.
The IR -- congressman.
-- I think mark that the time has come.
We need to look at potentially having a special prosecutor in this case.
You have the attorney general himself.
Who should be ultimately responsible for this investigation he said he's had to recuse himself and did so.
Along time ago if he's unable to overseas something like this that make a special prosecutor something.
We should start the debate discussion about because.
This seems to be an incestuous type of situation where not only the IRS but did it potentially go to other -- to other areas.
And maybe a special prosecutor is warranted in this case -- what will you call for that.
And and what happens next.
Well I'm -- today you know right now I think for the first time publicly I think that's -- it's something we need to explore 1 o'clock today we have.
Attorney general holder on the judiciary coming before the House Judiciary Committee.
I'm on that committee along with some others I think chairman good -- and others will obviously be probing -- about this iris -- on a host of other things.
And maybe that's something that will come up and and be explored.
You know I mean the question is whether or not the IRS.
-- which is obviously an institution that everybody needs to have faith and in this country.
Whether -- not there was an abuse of power so -- you know.
We we know what came out of that inspector general's report as John Boehner said you know he feels that the White House is hung up on the word enough.
With regard to all of this and a lot of you know reporters questioning Jay Carney yesterday so you know what they're not enough.
In in terms of whether or not these groups were screened for and targeted but one of the big questions that -- here is who told these -- to -- -- -- you know originally that one of the stories came out that it was happening in the Ohio field office rent.
Very quickly we're hearing stories that this happened much more pervasively.
I think if you also go back and look at the testimony before Charles -- -- there.
At the Ways and Means Committee senator hatch there in the United States senate all along time ago they were asking very hard questions of the senior management and they were totally denying this.
And also I think it's curious -- the White House is still saying if FF.
Knowing how these inspector general's reports work.
The executive branch gets these in the weeks before we get them because they have a chance to review and actually offer comment.
To potentially edit these types of things.
This special the the inspector general takes those into consideration may -- or not comments but.
You know I'm proud of the work at least on the surface of what the inspector general -- but I know what the oversight committee chairman -- has announced the next Wednesday.
With -- congressman Jim Jordan are going to be lead the charge and diving a little deeper into this issue and have other things that they are.
Before I let you go will you be asking Eric Holder today in that hearing.
He will be overseeing the IRS investigation and whether or not he he thinks that's appropriate given all the background here.
I think -- a host of members that are gonna dive deep into that issue I'm a little further down the day -- so I don't know forget by the time he gets around -- -- me that's we'll.
Not already been asked but it's obviously something that the attorney -- -- have a lot of hard questions like and you can't just keep hiding every time Martha -- -- All there's an investigation all I've recused myself -- can't keep doing that just because there's an investigation doesn't mean you don't answer questions the United States congress should happen today at one -- thank you.
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