Thursday, May 16, 2013

Buchanan: 'More heads need to roll' at IRS

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, who this week has used his position on the House Ways & Means Committee to turn up the heat on the Internal Revenue Service, is not satisfied by the firing of the agency's interim director.

“The resignation of acting-IRS commissioner Steven Miller is a necessary first step but more heads need to roll,” said Buchanan in a statement issued Wednesday after President Barack Obama announced the resignation.

Buchanan added that Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official who oversaw the program that targeted conservative groups for scrutiny, “needs to be fired next.”

“We need to know who else had their hands in this disgraceful scheme to illegally target and intimidate American taxpayers," Buchanan said.

Buchanan will be able to pursue that inquiry on Friday when the Ways & Means Committee holds a hearing on the scandal.


  1. Wake up Congressmen, people need to go to JAIL time,not resignations is the avenue that Congress must pursue. The only way to get to the bottom of all the scandals is to start charging those involved criminally so that they will give up those really responsible in the Obama administration. No more white washing of the facts, impeachment and jail sentences for some who LIED under oath is required.

  2. There is no room for this type of behavior. I absolutely agree that more heads need to roll. The IRS is there to enusre that taxes which are owed are paid. It never should be used as a hammer against the opposition political party. And this comes from a Connecticut Democrat.

  3. Removing the rattles is not enough, cut the head off the snake.