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Boehner: House Won’t Arrest Lois Lerner
National Review ^ | 05/12/2014 | Andrew Johnson

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 don’t expect John Boehner to authorize the sergeant-at-arms to arrest the former IRS employee at the center of the agency’s 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 don’t know, but the ball is in his court,” Boehner told Fox News on Sunday.

When asked why Boehner didn’t issue an arrest warrant himself, he said the provision has never been used before and he was “not sure it’s an appropriate way to go about this”: “I’m not quite sure we want to get on that path.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; irs; johnboehner; loislerner; moreoldnews

1 posted on 05/12/2014 9:31:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Pass-the-buck Boehner. No surprise there.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

PU$$Y


3 posted on 05/12/2014 9:33:15 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: SeekAndFind

So we’ll never get to the truth. Figures.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 9:33:51 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: MichaelCorleone

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.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 9:37:14 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: Old Yeller

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.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 9:38:42 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: SeekAndFind

Gutless.

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.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 9:39:47 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“(Boner) said the responsibility lies with the Justice Department and attorney general Eric Holder to prosecute Lerner”

Heh. He’s such a funny Boner.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boehner — “Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard.”

Gosh Mr. Speaker, weren’t 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;

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3126798/posts

We will remember this every time the lefties punk you and treat you like their little prison girlfriend and you cave in. “Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard - [don’t make me stand on conservative principles].”


10 posted on 05/12/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 9:43:15 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SeekAndFind
Instead, the speaker said the responsibility lies with the Justice Department and attorney general Eric Holder to prosecute Lerner.

Well, so much for that. And this goomba won his primary.

12 posted on 05/12/2014 9:43:22 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Crap!


13 posted on 05/12/2014 9:44:29 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: LUV W

Indeed. In sandwich form.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 9:46:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 9:47:04 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Boehner wants Eric Holder (who himself was held in contempt ), to prosecute Lois Lerner ( who was held in contempt )....

What is this, a joke?


16 posted on 05/12/2014 9:47:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure that the House has done all that it will do to Lerner and her handlers.

They are experts at empty posturing.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 9:48:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jokes appear to be all that Republican “leadership” is capable of providing.

Two shows on Sunday, two drink minimum.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 9:48:48 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

With ketchup!


19 posted on 05/12/2014 9:48:52 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: F15Eagle
"I am so sick and tired of John Boehner.

He’s 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.

20 posted on 05/12/2014 9:49:17 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: imardmd1

RE: 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.

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.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 9:49:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


22 posted on 05/12/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 9:53:08 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: SeekAndFind; All
see. told yah it was a trap.. SotH Johnny *Walker/HIC!* Boehmer
(himself-GOP/E), surrendered like a house of cards.

24 posted on 05/12/2014 9:53:44 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: SeekAndFind; waterhill; ixtl
When asked why Boehner didn’t issue an arrest warrant himself, he said the provision has never been used before and he was “not sure it’s an appropriate way to go about this”: “I’m not quite sure we want to get on that path.”

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)))

25 posted on 05/12/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is the purpose of the Republican party? They are no different than Democrats.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 10:09:14 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: SeekAndFind

Boehner is why we can’t have nice things.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 10:09:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

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?

Not me.

28 posted on 05/12/2014 10:13:14 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well thanks for showing up everyone!


29 posted on 05/12/2014 10:13:52 AM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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31 posted on 05/12/2014 10:37:43 AM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: servantboy777
...then we’ve truly lost the rule of law in this country.

I think that's exactly where we're at.

32 posted on 05/12/2014 10:40:48 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"Jokes appear to be all that Republican “leadership” is capable of providing."

The only people on the planet afraid of obama are the GOPe congresscreeps.

33 posted on 05/12/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Karl Spooner

IOW: contempt was for show.

is bengazi for show too?

is the obamacare rebellion for show too?


34 posted on 05/12/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


35 posted on 05/12/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT by Theophilus (.)
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To: imardmd1

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 Won’t 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.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

When the scandal first broke, Boehner himself was the one asking “I want to know who’s going to jail”? Well...


37 posted on 05/12/2014 11:24:07 AM PDT by antonico
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To: JaguarXKE

Hence the standoff in Nevada, Utah and perhaps North Texas.

Folks are just plain FED-up


38 posted on 05/12/2014 11:29:49 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok I hope the IRS targets you and your family ahole


39 posted on 05/12/2014 12:08:44 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Oldexpat

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.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 12:20:11 PM PDT by sheana
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To: longtermmemmory

Yup and Yup. Next question.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT by sheana
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To: SeekAndFind

The more I hear from Boehner the more I despise this worthless piece of meat.


42 posted on 05/12/2014 12:30:21 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


43 posted on 05/12/2014 1:07:45 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


44 posted on 05/12/2014 4:18:37 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind
I guess impeachment should be the next and only option left.

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?

45 posted on 05/12/2014 5:51:40 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: imardmd1
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...???

46 posted on 05/12/2014 5:57:42 PM PDT by okie01
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


47 posted on 05/13/2014 9:27:54 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not a joke - it’s complicity. Boehner is a Democrat.


48 posted on 05/13/2014 9:28:58 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: Ray76

Boehner is blackmailed. There is no other explanation for his behaviors.


49 posted on 05/13/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Old Yeller

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.


50 posted on 05/13/2014 9:32:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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