Skip to comments.BREAKING: House Will Vote Today on Lerner Contempt
Posted on 05/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT by Nachum
The House of Representatives will vote today, Tuesday, at 5 pm on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Lerner was voted in contempt by the House Oversight Committee back in April after failing to answer questions from lawmakers. Many argue Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights last year because she made an opening statement declaring her innocence before claiming she wanted to remain silent.
And the reputation of the house (very small h intended) rests in the balance.
If they screw the pooch on this one and let that lying wench loose, what little respect exists for that at collection of losers will evaporate.
(As for the senate, we’d be much aided if a meteor would wipe them out. All of them.)
Except Ted Cruz.
While Cruz and Lee are in the restroom.
I’d say wake me when something is actually done to the criminal, but I don’t want to end up as Rumpelstiltskin.
We known the RATs won’t break ranks, the only question is how many GOPers will vote to let her off the hook....
Yawn. This will amount to nothing, and we all know it. Just like Issa’s big show over Fast and Furious. NADA.
lerner should be in jail. waterboard the bietch. Her retirement benefits should not be paid. she is a criminal and terrorist needs to be treated as one.
Jeff Sessions deserves saving.
This vote will be a good way to determine if Republicans are willing to lead. If they decide no, then they shouldn’t expect any votes in November.
Probably go strictly along party lines.
Lerner has too much dirt on Obama, she will never be punished..
I’m really looking forward to this summer! Democrats running around screaming and hiding. Watching the Democrats is like watching The Three Stooges. Which Democrat gets clunked in the head next?
The DemocRATs at the Benghazi hearings... practicing
Why the 5:00 p.m. timing? That’s near the peak of the daily news cycle. Will any network cover the votes as they’re recorded?
If the pubbies DO vote to hold Lerner in contempt, it’ll be breaking news, we now join in progress, stop the presses.
Curious timing, IMO.
The Senate as now constituted is not as the Founders set it up. With passage of the 17th Amendment, States were required to popularly elect their Senators, rather than have them chosen by their states' legislatures, as was done until 1914.
What has developed is collection of multi-millionaires who have become so at taxpayers expense and are self-perpetuating based on the funds spent to re-elect them. They are much harder to remove without the oversight of the state legislatures.
This amendment also removed a key power of the sovereign states. If a state legislator with a two-year term hears from his constituents, who are few in number and hold his career in their hands, he is much more apt to discipline a Senator who acts against the interests of the citizens of a sovereign state.
Today's Republican Senators act directly against the wishes of their constituents on many issues. The way to bring these dogs to heel is to hold a Constitutional Convention of the States, as described in the constitution itself.
If Senators were elected by their legislatures, as they should be, there would immediately be a more conservative Senate. That's because even the worst Liberal states tend to have at least some conservative legislators,i.e. those usually elected from more rural rather than the urban districts populated by state-dependent minority voters. Case in point: New York State.
The Founders saw the Senate as a more mature, more conservative deliberative body, designed to hold in check any excesses engendered by a radical House!
Perp walk her.
We can always count on the usual suspects to vote with the RATS. Just watch.
I hope this doesn’t turn out to be straight party line vote.
Call your representative, even if a Democrat.
They are all up for reelection in November, so tell them this vote will be a factor in voting decision.
We can’t make a difference unless we try.
I need to get me some of what you're smoking..............
2PM pacific...stay tuned.
Rip Van Winkle?
Oops. LOL. I guess I stunned everyone with my brilliance that time.
they should have done this April 15 and sent a message
It's timed for tomorrow's papers and morning news.
Will any network cover the votes as theyre recorded?
No, no more than they cover any other vote of congress live.
One effect the old system had was turning state legislature races into little more than referenda on senate candidates. Remember the Lincoln-Douglas debates, in which the two men campaigned up and down Illinois for the senate seat. People weren't voting for state legislators on the basis of state issues--they were voting for electors for senator who incidentally would hold state legislature seats.
Finally, a series of scandals demonstrated that it was pretty easy to buy a senate seat when you only had to bribe a few state legislators.
So, the vote is in about 20 minutes?
The ‘60’s took a toll on everyone who lived through it. ;)
In my own admittedly cursory review of our history, IIRC, there has never been such a collection of billionaire crooks and ass-klowns as we now have in the Senate.
state legislature races into little more than referenda on senate candidates.
True then. But now? Still preferable to popular election by today's idiotic majority-minority government-dependent voters of the big states. Do you, Bubba, really think that ANY state legislature would send an Al Franken to DC as a Senator?
I don’t know....Haven’t seen or heard diddlysquat.
I think they would have sent Franken. Minnesota is full of idiots.
The question still is, would you rather have your Senate candidates lobby up and down your state to influence your locally elected assemblymen's votes, or would you want your Senator living comfortably in his home in DC getting his popular election campaign funds from Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer's PAC?
To whom would your Senator be more beholden, the locally elected assemblymen or Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer? Whose agenda would more likely be top-of-mind of your Senator?
Just heard the vote will be tomorrow.
I think that there are arguments on both sides, but that it’s a waste of energy. I don’t think anyone is going take the lead for something that will too-easily be portrayed as taking power from the people and putting it in the hands of career politicians. Complaining about it is an “Old Man Shakes Fist at Clouds” kinda thing.
As a duly constituted [sic] Amendment, #17 is as valid as the original Article in defining the election of Senators, so unfortunately we’re stuck with it until it’s repealed (if ever). My hope is that it would become more straightforward for new States to be carved from existing ones that would be more representative of the people & areas involved.
In the case of Chucky Schumer for example, he seems to spend a lot of time in Western NY with nice speeches and goodies (e.g. aid for the Buffalo Bills) he knows he has the votes of the 3/4 of the New York population from downstate locked up; at this point, you’ll never get popularly-elected Senators from this part of the State, but”protégés” of his like Kirsten Gillibrand
Just heard the vote will be tomorrow.
Okay. Thank you.
Ah Bubba, thou must be kind to thine elders. Trust me on this, the Senate be needin' a rap up the side'o'the head right about now.
E.G., John McCain, my exact contemporary in military service, is an anal sphincter of preternatural stupidity, bad character, and professional ineptitude that no body of American men would select to serve in any function in a functional republic.
With Democrats in control of the Legislature and the Governorship, they were unable to pass gun control.
We’re not ALL idiots and there is no way an evil clown like Franken would have survived the selection process.
Norm Coleman either, but I digress...
I haven’t heard any more about a vote today. Anybody else?
Old Norm makes Charlie Brown look manly.
Yeah... Squishy RINO did not play well here. His campaign centered around bringing a mediocre hockey franchise back to the State and he wondered why he couldn’t swing the Middle.
Should have consolidated the Base FIRST, then worried about pandering to the Middle.
Well, here in TN we get Lamar and Porker-Corker lying to us at election time. The usual RINO game plan. I’m outnumbered by RINO voters.