Skip to comments.Boehner: House Won’t Arrest Lois Lerner
Posted on 05/12/2014 9:31:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The House may have voted to hold former Lois Lerner in contempt, but dont expect John Boehner to authorize the sergeant-at-arms to arrest the former IRS employee at the center of the agencys targeting of conservative groups. Instead, the speaker said the responsibility lies with the Justice Department and attorney general Eric Holder to prosecute Lerner.
Will he do it? We dont know, but the ball is in his court, Boehner told Fox News on Sunday.
When asked why Boehner didnt issue an arrest warrant himself, he said the provision has never been used before and he was not sure its an appropriate way to go about this: Im not quite sure we want to get on that path.
Pass-the-buck Boehner. No surprise there.
So we’ll never get to the truth. Figures.
Boehner is such a weak person. Even if he doesn’t plan to arrest her, don’t say so. If asked just say he is thinking about it or considering it. Then let her squirm for a year or two. This is really stupid to do and shows why Boehner should not be the GOP leader in the House. He is pitiful.
So why do you waste our time getting a contempt vote? Boner is a useless tit.
In the meantime the IRS continues it’s war on conservatives and the GOPe seems to like it.
Replace him as Speaker. He doesn’t deserve the title.
Evidently Lerner’s “one of the Club” and they can’t prosecute “one of their own”.
If that were any of us, we’d be in jail forever.
“(Boner) said the responsibility lies with the Justice Department and attorney general Eric Holder to prosecute Lerner”
Heh. He’s such a funny Boner.
Boehner Ohhhh. Dont make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard.
Gosh Mr. Speaker, werent you elected to make choices. To solve problems. But I guess after your meeting in the white house on the 25th of February, you have chosen the path of least resistance.
So I guess now we know what the February 25th meeting in the white house with odumbo was about;
We will remember this every time the lefties punk you and treat you like their little prison girlfriend and you cave in. Ohhhh. Dont make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard - [dont make me stand on conservative principles].
AG Eric Holder was held in civil and criminal contempt of congress in 2012 for failing to turn over documents in the Fast and Furious matter. But he is still permitted to testify before congress and to continue to display his contempt for that body. Actually, maybe Holder has a point.
Well, so much for that. And this goomba won his primary.
Indeed. In sandwich form.
It is Holder’s job to attend to this matter and prosecute. If Holder won’t do it, then arrest him and his boss, and prosecute them. That is indubitably the correct approach.
Boehner wants Eric Holder (who himself was held in contempt ), to prosecute Lois Lerner ( who was held in contempt )....
What is this, a joke?
I’m sure that the House has done all that it will do to Lerner and her handlers.
They are experts at empty posturing.
Jokes appear to be all that Republican “leadership” is capable of providing.
Two shows on Sunday, two drink minimum.
Hes a worthless, spineless goober.
Unfit for duty."
I am convinced that the only reason obama is till alive is because number two is a brain dead imbecile name biden and number three is the scum of the earth, boehner.
Otherwise I honestly think some Patriot would have rescued the nation by now.
RE: It is Holders job to attend to this matter and prosecute. If Holder wont do it, then arrest him and his boss, and prosecute them. That is indubitably the correct approach.
I’ve always wondered... what is the purpose of holding someone in contempt? Is it simply to tell the world that “He/she has been a bad boy/girl”?
If so, then Congress is in effect, USELESS.
What I find scary is that Boner is next in line to be President should something happen to to the prez and vice-prez. Can you imagine that mess?
The IRS was being used to intimidate and to alter the outcome of an American election.
If this is not illegal, then we’ve truly lost the rule of law in this country.
If what was done to conservative groups is not investigated and prosecuted, we have no need for the ballot box.
So you would rather abandon the rule of law.......?????? Would you like the people to handle it for you John because we can.
If she is not prosecuted there is no more rule of law in this country and we might as well get it on. (((ping)))
What is the purpose of the Republican party? They are no different than Democrats.
Boehner is why we can’t have nice things.
If so, then Congress is in effect, USELESS.
It seems you have completely missed the point. If prosecution does not take place, it is HOLDER and OBAMA, and the whole EXECUTIVE branch that is USELESS.
Then it comes back to charging the chief executive with malfeasance.
The House (not all Congress) is now acting as judge. If you further invest it with law enforcement, you may get a precedent for the House to be exercised when the liberals regain control.
Is that what you want for the future?
Well thanks for showing up everyone!
When Bohener graduated from college he was awarded an ASS degree. He since has bumped it up to the Doctorate required of anyone seeking high congressional office.
I think that's exactly where we're at.
The only people on the planet afraid of obama are the GOPe congresscreeps.
IOW: contempt was for show.
is bengazi for show too?
is the obamacare rebellion for show too?
She could dine on his liver with fava beans and a nice chianti and he wouldn’t arrest her. If someone that gutless actually has a liver.
RE: The House (not all Congress) is now acting as judge. If you further invest it with law enforcement, you may get a precedent for the House to be exercised when the liberals regain control.
Is that what you want for the future?
So, let’s look at the title of this thread again -— It says:
Boehner: House Wont Arrest Lois Lerner
That means the house won’t arrest Lerner because THEY CAN’T ( i.e., they are not given the constitutional power to do so )?
Then the title should be changed to: Boehner: House CAN’T Arrest Lois Lerner.
In effect, what we have is a house that can hold someone in contempt but can’t do a damn thing about it unless the executive branch acts.
So, what’s left to do?
I guess impeachment should be the next and only option left.
When the scandal first broke, Boehner himself was the one asking “I want to know who’s going to jail”? Well...
Hence the standoff in Nevada, Utah and perhaps North Texas.
Folks are just plain FED-up
Ok I hope the IRS targets you and your family ahole
Have you ever heard of ‘red meat’ for the voters? The Benghazi hearings will be the same. Regardless of what revelations come from it nothing will be done.
Yup and Yup. Next question.
The more I hear from Boehner the more I despise this worthless piece of meat.
I used to think that Boehner was merely weak, gutless, spineless and too incompetent to be the “Speaker”. That was before I had enough time to observe him and listen to him and see what he does vs. what he says.
Now I know that he isn’t just all that (weak, etc). Now I know that he is IN ON IT. He’s onboard with the Democrat leftist agenda. I’m sure of it.
We’ve been sold on on so many levels and in so many ways by so many elected officals by now....it’s hard to keep track of all of the betrayals. But Boehners is right up there, in our faces, and blatant.
Remember when old bluster blabber mouth was demanding to know who’s going to jail? Well, evidently it’s not Lerner because Boehner is a craven coward.
I'm NOT an expert on this, but it seems that many of the things we suppose about preserving the Constitution are simoly being trashed. Impeachment is overdue, IMHO.
There are some real experts in this forum, and it seems to me they think so.
I also think that if there had been a strong VP it would have taken place long ago. A key strategy to keep BOb seated was to get a dunce elected with him, eh?
And why do you think Bill Clinton chose Algore...???
John Boehner will not enforce a Contempt finding.
John Boehner is “hell bent” for Obama’s “immigration reform”
John Boehner ridicules his own party - “ooh don’t make me, it’s too hard”
John Boehner is vile self-serving trash, a Traitor to his party, his Oath, and the United States.
It’s not a joke - it’s complicity. Boehner is a Democrat.
Boehner is blackmailed. There is no other explanation for his behaviors.
if you refuse to enforce consequences,
then any leftists know they can get away with anything.
This is exactly why Obama was pushed to the fore.
He can do anything and won’t be held accountable.