Lawmakers want to know who knew what and how deep the scandal involving the IRS and political groups goes. Steven Miller, the acting Commissioner of the agency stepped down earlier this week and is scheduled to testify later today in front of the House Ways and Means Committee this morning.
Congressman Kevin Brady of the Woodlands is on that committee and tells KTRH he's got a lot of questions he wants answered.
“I don’t think we have any idea just how broad this is,” Brady stated.
That said Brady's not hopeful of getting those questions answered today from Miller.
“I would be surprised if he pleads the Fifth. I’d be surprised if he were to testify,” Brady said.
That is despite reports Miller would indeed cooperate. One way or another, Brady is promising the answers will come.
“We’ve made it clear he can testify now or testify under subpoena. Either way we will get to the bottom of this,” Brady explained.
Many in Washington have a lot of questions for Miller, and Brady says those answers didn’t come from the Inspector General.
“The report is incomplete. It’s like the middle innings of a baseball game,” Brady told KTRH.
Brady says today’s hearing will not be the end of Washington’s search for answers.
“This is the beginning,” Brady said. “We’ll be questioning the workers in Cincinnati. We’ll be investigating up and down the line to get to the bottom of this. We’ll find out how far this goes.”
At the end of the day, Brady's hoping those responsible don't just get a slap on the wrist.
“I’d like to see people go to jail,” Brady stated.
Brady says the House Ways and Means Committee will “methodically and relentlessly” get to the bottom of the scandal.
Today’s hearing begins at 8 o’clock this morning.
UPDATE: Video from the hearing...