Skip to comments.Bill submitted to hold Lois Lerner in contempt: Congress takes first step towards arrest
Posted on 07/10/2014 2:33:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
WASHINGTON WND has learned the House of Representatives is considering whether to send Lois Lerner to jail for contempt of Congress.
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has just submitted a bill, HR 664, which finds Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before a congressional committee.
Lerner, the former head of the IRS tax-exempt division, has admitted the IRS improperly targeted conservative groups seeking 501(c)(3) status.
However, Lerner twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to testify before the House Oversight Committee.
The bill only has to pass the House, not the Senate, in order to go into effect.
And the House is controlled by Republicans, so its passage would seem assured.
If the House passes the bill and finds Lerner in contempt, she could go to jail, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by WND.
The bill states that she should be held in contempt because the threat of prosecution has clearly been insufficient to encourage her to be honest and candid with Congress regarding the heinous actions of the Internal Revenue Service.
It further states, That the Speaker issue his warrant directed to the Sergeant-at-Arms, or his deputy, commanding him to arrest and take into custody forthwith, wherever to be found, the body of Lois G. Lerner and bring her to the bar of the House without delay to answer to the charge of contempt of its authority, breach of its privileges, and gross and wanton insult to the integrity of its proceedings, and in the meantime keep the body of Lerner in his custody in the common jail of the District of Columbia, subject to the further order of the House.
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Boehner won’t do it. He’s afraid of what Obama/Holder might do.
This would be a marvelous time to bring back the guillotine!
Did I just see a pig flying past my window?.................
RE: Hes afraid of what Obama/Holder might do.
Are you saying that have something about Boehner that we don’t yet know?
Steve Stockman is a hero just for submitting this bill. This will start a national conversation at least. Everyone should get this story out. They should also call Boner’s office and their own Representative and demand that they pass this bill.
Yes, Boehner is compromised.
Slower than molasses on a glacier..
Our last, “best” hope to stem the erosion
Of our borders.. And our nation.
RE: From the article:
HR 664, which finds Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before a congressional committee.
The question that comes up immediately when I read this is: DIDN’T THEY ALSO HOLD ERIC HOLDER IN CONTEMPT?
Yes they have indeed. So why isn’t Eric Holder in jail?
What if she flees the country and lands where there is no extradition treaty?
RE: What if she flees the country and lands where there is no extradition treaty?
Putin can have her.
The first and last step. They’re all a bunch of pansies.
Should Lerner and Snowden shack up together?
Employing the guillotine would play right into the hands of the Democrats. While the information the House wants is probably in her head. That technique is not conducive to acquiring access to said information.
The administration would probably welcome such an outcome. It would provide them with a "martyr" with the added benefit that martyrs don't talk.
The whole lot of them belong at Gitmo. I’d like to know what they know, and can’t think of a better way to find out.