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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Really? I think Lois is going to jail if she doesn’t talk... the court system will get her... they’re NOT forced to follow the same rules congress must follow.
You’ll be able to put down that white flag of defeat soon...
When Yeshua returns, will he find any lawful _law_ in USA?
I read there was a freak cold front moving down from the north pole. Did Hell freeze over as well?.....................
If Holder doesn’t comply hold Holder in contempt ... Sounds even better
They must have pictures of Boehner.
Hell, MI will probably freeze over next week!
Poor mans polar vortex to make shocking summer return in eastern U.S. next week
And the last.
If true it’s what we’ve hoped for, Elijah may have another melt down.
At this point, if they have something on Boehner or anyone else WE DON’T CARE. At this point, the only thing we’d care about is if they didn’t do their jobs for fear of scandal. (by “we” I don’t mean everyone; I mean a lot of people)
Eric Holder is currently appealing his contempt of congress charges!
You beat me to the draw. :-)
Eric Holder is already in contempt.
The wheels of justice...at this point, I’m worried that she might commit assisted suicide. With a great deal of assistance.
RE: If Holder doesnt comply hold Holder in contempt ... Sounds even better
Eric Holder HAS ALREADY BEEN HELD IN CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS. That was two years ago. That was in relation to that other scandal which people seem to have forgotten : OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS.
So, why is he still free to do his damage to the nation? If being held in contempt meant anything, he should be in jail.
Obama and Holder have no say in the matter.
...as Huey Long once said, with a dead girl or a live boy.
RE: Eric Holder is currently appealing his contempt of congress charges!
Oh I see.... if someone is held in contempt he/she can still be free and receive his government salary by appealing... which as it stands now, has taken over 2 years with no end in sight.
It looks like Lerner might do the same thing.
Can I do that if I were held in contempt of court?
The contempt vote was held in May of this year:
Is that todays Drudge? He still has this “winter blast” headline.
Holder was held in contempt regarding discovery for Fast and Furious.
First, the DOJ answered Congress with a FALSE written official response.
This response was demonstrated to be intentionally inaccurate, and Holder ‘withdrew’ the written response.
(Remember that if you’re ever accused of perjury you can ‘withdraw’ your blatant, unrepentant lies).
Then Holder REFUSED to comply with Congressional Subpenas, eventually claiming ‘Executive Privilege’ in a matter of which the Executive claimed to have no knowledge.
Then contempt charges were filed, but the Federal attorney for DC, COMPLICIT IN TREASON, refused to honor Congress or the law by prosecuting Holder.
This has been the state of affairs for three years?