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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
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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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