Officials at the Internal Revenue Service responsible for targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status should be imprisoned, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday.

"My question isn’t about who’s going to resign, my question is who’s going to jail over this scandal?" Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters at a Wednesday morning news conference.

A watchdog report released Tuesday described the IRS's tax-exempt unit -- where the screening of conservative groups occurred -- as a bureaucratic mess, with some employees ignorant about tax laws, defiant of their supervisors and blind to the appearance of impropriety.