Skip to comments.House sets vote on holding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt
Posted on 04/26/2014 3:39:08 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
The House of Representatives will vote in May on whether to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for her role in the agency's targeting of conservative groups, according to a memo released Friday by House Republicans.
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Someone must have waked up the members of the House finally.
May? Gosh, ya think they might be able to get there, such short notice and all that...Sheesh.
So what will be the consequences of her still not talking? Jail?? And will Obama free her anyway?? Of course.
That vote should have taken all of 15 minutes after Lois Lerner, after once first agreeing to supply some information to the inquiry, then clammed up and refused to testify further, claiming the 5th Amendment then protected her.
But I suppose that now, these things must be done - “delicately”.
Why wait, throw the bitch in jail!
All I know is that my congressman had damned well better vote that day and he damned well better vote for contempt. He has a challenger in the upcoming primary here on May 20th.
Because the EXEMPT Congress and their EXEMPT Staff
really do not care .... except about themselves.
Hell...Clinton was impeached...and walked away from it.
Well, yes. That was a process that required both the House (indictment) and Senate (trial). It failed because our Senators have no honor or allegiance to the people any more.
If I understand the contempt process correctly, the House has the power of voting contempt, AND they have the power to jail that b!tch - at least for the rest of the current session. In my mind, if they do not do this, then it won’t matter how many more seats Republicans win, or whether they win the Senate, too. Just rats of another color, really.
Jeebus — why not wait until the first anniversary of her invoking the 5th amendment. Hell, why this decade even?
I can count the number of congress critters I respect on the fingers of one cartoon character’s hand. (Ever bother to count the fingers on most cartoon characters hands?)
———That vote should have.... -——
Timing is a part of the program. Events are being scheduled to cause maximum damage to Obama and achieve maximum election gains in November.
Recall that the Republicans do not control the propaganda organs and must also create a situation that can not be ignored. Most Americans don’t know who she is or the magnitude of her crimes.
When the death penalty or some such is mentioned for her crimes against the Republic, the S@#$ will hit the fan and blow across the country
Nothing can remove the stench of this Congress from their rolling of the American people. At least my sriracha sauce may have stunk to make it, but it has consistency and far better flavor than this Congress will ever have guts.
“Issa and 16 other Republican lawmakers are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to produce documents and to make Pilger available for an interview.”
I also do not understand this statement from the article. What does it mean when the Committee asks the Attorney General to make Pilger available for an interview? Can't the Committee subpoena him?
Yeah, a contempt of Congress charge...that’ll show her. Just look what it did to Eric Holder. Oh yeah, that’s right NOTHING!
Stop dawdling, already! This vowman should already be in prison, along with Holder, 0bama, and VJ, Hitlery, and JF’nKerry.
I bet she is shaking in her boots.
Such BLINDING SPEED!
Ya’d think they were in a hurry, or something, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
So!!!! Won’t mean jack sh!!. The current communists empire protect their own and nothing will come of it. Jail time? What a joke.
Big deal. It should have been done months ago. Then what? Is holder going to investigate?
Holder will ask Lerner to join his club.
You have a choice of initiations, once found by congress to be in a contempt.
You can have your pee-pee whacked by the Sgt. at Arms using a rolled-up newspaper, or they can take away your birthday.
In the meantime, employees of the federal alphabet agencies are watching and seeing that the penalty for malfeasance is non-existent, while there are real punishments for failing to follow instructions from the policy makers who sign their performance reviews.
This administration is corrupt from the head down.
Politics. I think they keep dragging this and the Holder thing out, so it’s still an issue around election time.
And don’t cha know the “bent one” is salivating to get back in our White House so he can wag his finger in our faces while getting intern service again. I have no words for the crap that gets put in the house.
She is ‘next’ on the list, right after Charlie Rangel.
WASN’T he either convicted (or whatever they call it when they have to tend to each others indiscretions) about a year ago?
Sure wish people would get off their collective DUFFS and turn ALL of these clowns out.....
NOW if an ‘R’ were to ‘spit on the sidewalk’ he would be dealt with IMMEDIATELY and if a ‘CONSERVATIVE’ were to not say hello to someone ‘senior’ to him, he would be stripped of all his committees and placed on ‘the list’.
I’m not sure of the process in Congress, but I know in regular court, if you are found in contempt you go immediately to jail.
If she does not go to jail immediately, than the whole thing is just a dog and pony show, symbolic to provide cover, so they can say we tried.
Let’s be clear. We are talking about protecting the most vulnerable from the most powerful. To not force this issue is malfeasance of the highest order.
They'll drag this out so that nothing substantial ever gets done. Targeting conservatives is something everybody inside the beltway can agree on.
I doubt this will rise to the level of a Capital crime, though I do think it should be one. That being said I agree largely with your analysis. For once Boehner may be playing his cards in a pretty clever way.
Once the vote is taken the Sgt At Arms can be told to find and arrest Lerner immediately. Boehner can call a press conference and announce the issuance of the Warrant and demand that Lerner turn herself in immediately or be declared a Fugitive from Justice.
Watching her do a perp walk into the Congressional jail would be a thing of beauty. The Pubbies are going to hold the House this November so the first order of business should be another Contempt vote so they can keep her criminal ass in the Congreessional jail for two entire more years. Maybe that will loosen her tongue.
I was kinda wondering the same thing. What’s the big rush?
The criminal regime she works for will not allow her to live long enough to have a loosening of the tongue. I expect she will have a sudden heart attack (prison life don’tchaknow) or a fast growing cancer will be discovered. Once you worship at the feet of the criminal enterprise democrips you can never leave, alive. But once sent for six you can still vote!
My prediction is easy, based on history, there are enough eunuchs in the House pubbie side to prevent incarceration.
There are several ways to skin a cat
If someone were to mention the death penalty there will be hell to pay. The suggestion will dominate the news for several days.
When, May 31?????
So what’s that going to prove?
“So whats that going to prove?”
There are a great many people who want to see Congress exercise some of the authority the citizens of this nation delegated to them for the purpose of holding government officials accountable for their misconduct. So, if nothing else this Congress can recover at least some tatters of credibility, whereas a failure to use the power to hold a government official in contempt of Congress will only further shame the members of Congress.
The hero of Benghazi will give her another promotion
Smoke and mirrors.......
Anyone who condones criminal conduct by bemoaning the futility of opposing the crimes and the criminals is in effect giving aid to the criminals by hindering the efforts to garner the public support necessary to combat them.
Stating it like it is.
Hope that helps, you.
LOL!!! If that happens...I will run naked thru a tick and chigger infested field!!!