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.
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?
Holder has nothing to do with that office. Holder is administration. SOA is legislative branch.
RE: the Federal attorney for DC, COMPLICIT IN TREASON, refused to honor Congress or the law by prosecuting Holder.
So, why can’t they hold the Federal attorney in contempt as well?
It would have had to be a congressman from Texas. Where else?
She needs to be in shackles when she is brought in to be sentenced. A pardon awaits her from the clown.
Wait a minute: Lerner works for Obama so therefore it’s racist.
Yes, she was on her way to "The View".
I am not defeated. But this is Stockman and a a few others with absolutely no leverage on Boehner. Boehner has already said he is not going to put Lerner in jail after she was previously found in contempt by Congress.
This contempt ‘resolution’ is just Stockman taking advantage of the timing of the current news that Lerner was cautioning people to be careful of what they say in emails and to communicate via instant chats which could were unmonitored.
So there’s no defeatism here. There’s only Boehner and he will bet he will not bring it to the floor. He will not allow it.
I think it’s more likely that Boehner will not be reelected as Speaker before I would believe he will put to a vote to jail Lerner.
It’s from the Drudge Archives. B^)
Obama will pardon her.
The text of the resolution, H.Res. 664, follows.
Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. STOCKMAN submitted the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on ______________
Providing for the arrest of Lois G. Lerner to answer the charge of contempt of Congress
Whereas Lois G. Lerner, former Director, Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, has been found to be in contempt of Congress for willfully and intentionally refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, thereby obstructing the Congress in the lawful exercise of its constitutionally mandated legislative powers; and,
Whereas such behavior is an insult to the dignity of the House of Representatives, an attack upon the integrity of its proceedings, works violence upon the rights of the House collectively, and therefore implicates the long-recognized inherent power of the House to punish and commit for contempt, privileged under the Constitution; and,
Whereas recent history with similarly contumacious and insolent witnesses such as Eric Himpton Holder, Junior, strongly suggests that the present statutory judicial rubric set up to punish and reform such insubordinate and obstructionist witnesses would be ineffective in this case, as it is likely that the US Attorney for the District of Columbia would refuse to perform his lawful duty to bring the offending contemnor Lerner before a Grand Jury and prosecute the same for her misconduct pursuant to section 104 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 194) and section 102 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 192); and,
Whereas the executive and judicial branches prolonged and dawdling failure to prosecute Attorney General Holders insolent contempt of the 112th Congress strongly suggests that a like proceeding against contemnor Lerner would be similarly futile, and the threat of such prosecution has clearly been insufficient to encourage contemnor Lerner to be honest and candid with the Congress regarding the heinous actions of the Internal Revenue Service;
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, 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. While in custody, Lerner shall enjoy no special privileges beyond those extended to her fellow inmates, shall not access any computer or telephone, and shall not be visited by anyone other than her counsel, clergy, physician, or family.